Together in Faith

Action Plan: Group 3

 

  • St. Cecilia
  • St. Leo
  • St. Luke
  • St. Mary of Redford

St. Luke and St. Mary of Redford

In early 2012, the clustered parishes of St. Luke and St. Mary of Redford are to develop a plan to merge and to maintain an outreach center at St. Luke. The plan will include timelines and details and is to be submitted to the Regional Moderator no later than June 30, 2012 with implementation no later than June 30, 2013.

St. Leo and St. Cecilia

In early 2012, the clustered parishes of St. Leo and St. Cecilia are to develop a plan to merge. The plan will include timelines and details and is to be submitted to the Regional Moderator no later than June 30, 2012, with implementation no later than June 30, 2013. Considering the financial and building maintenance challenges of these parishes, the growing charter school at St. Leo, and the need for a continued Catholic presence in this part of Detroit, these parishes are encouraged to consider one of the following two options:

1. To continue St. Leo’s social justice and outreach services, the St. Leo church building is offered for sale to the current charter school, with outreach continued/increased at an acquired location to be determined.

2. Negotiate with the current charter school at St. Leo’s to rent the school at St. Cecilia’s where the larger school facility may serve its needs, thereby providing an opportunity for St. Cecilia and St. Leo to thrive as a united community at the St. Cecilia site, while continuing to serve the poor in the community.