Introducing Our Family of Parishes

You may have been hearing about the new Families of Parishes restructuring for the Archdiocese of Detroit. Families of parishes are groups of parishes, generally three to six, sharing resources to advance the mission, including having multiple priests and deacons serving the family of parishes.

Let’s begin with a proper introduction to our new family. We are excited to share that beginning on July 1, 2022, St. Alphonsus-St. Clement, St. Barbara, St. Kateri Tekakwitha, & St. Maria Goretti will become a “Family of Parishes”, — working together and sharing resources and talents to further advance our shared mission.

How can the lay faithful support clergy during this transition that will take place over the coming years? Through Prayer, Encouragement, being engaged in your Parish- ask “How can I help?”, & ask God to open your heart to missionary conversion.

In the upcoming months, we will continue to publish bulletin articles, introducing everyone to what this new family structure means (One topic at a time), sharing the progress, and other details as we move forward together.

We encourage you to visit www.familiesofparishes.org for a list of Frequently Asked Questions.