"Some want to live within the sound of a church or chapel bell;
I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell."
~ C. T. Studd (1860- 1931)
BRING THE GOOD NEWS!
Pastoral Letter to Priests & Deacons
of the Archdiocese of Detroit
On Friday, June 26, 2015, Michigan's Catholic Bishops released a joint statement through the Michigan Catholic Conference, responding to the United States Supreme Court decision in the Obergefell v. Hodges case which redefines the institution of marriage in this country. Click HERE to read/view/print the statement.
Rev. Brian K. Cokonougher
The Blue Water Vicariate of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit is a geographic region composed of ten parishes, one mission, one high school and six grade schools in St. Clair County and parts of northeastern Macomb County. The Archdiocese of Detroit is composed of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair, Lapeer and Monroe Counties.
Through the Blue Water Vicariate, we link individual parishes with the larger Church. Through this website, we hope to link the Blue Water Vicariate with you.
We're grateful you stopped by to explore our home on the web, which offers over 200 pages of Holy Spirit-filled information of all things Catholic- many are printer friendly! Enjoy your stay and come back soon- if you have any questions, comments, suggestions or concerns about the website, we'd be honored to hear from you. Email us anytime at email@example.com!
Listed below are reported activities coming up within the next 7 days in and around Blue Water Vicariate. Click on any link to display expanded event information! If you don't see your parish/school activities listed, please send the information without delay to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get it posted pronto. There is no space limitation; event flyers are welcome! If you're looking for suggestions on what to include in an article, please click HERE.
With the blessing of our Vicar, Father Brian Cokonougher, the revised Blue Water Vicariate website went "live" in July 2015. A main objective of this website is to provide our 10 parishes, 7 schools and surrounding organizations with the opportunity to advertise/evangelize all events and activities in an effective manner, thereby maximizing event potential, participation and attendance while increasing parish enrollment and enhancing finances.
Accordingly, parishes are asked to furnish any and all event/activity information that they desire to advertise outside their own 4 walls. Using a Parish Information Form (PIF), parishes can send in that data to Blue Water Vicariate Communications, so that it can be displayed on the Vicariate Website for all to see, pray for, share and support.
If any parish is looking to update their previously submitted information, a method in which to do so is by filling out applicable portions of the PIF or simply send the modification via email to email@example.com. If you need one for your parish, you can download one by clicking HERE.
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"There is no proportion when we speak more about law than about grace, more about the Church than about Christ, more about the Pope than about God's Word."
~ Pope Francis ~
Evangelii Gaudium, #38
IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS
Our Vicariate Website is a Holy Spirit-driven, Evangelization- based Communications system designed to enhance prayerful and effective interaction amongst our parishes and schools, as well as throughout the AOD and secular community, so as to draw ourselves & others into a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ, one soul at a time.
Evangelization- one of the Seven Mission Priorities of the Archdiocese of Detroit!
RESOURCE FOR LAITY & LEADERSHIP
In July 2011, the Archdiocese of Detroit released the new handbook for Parish, Vicariate and Archdiocesan councils. One was sent to each parish; extra copies are available for purchase. Revisions to the Handbook were approved in October 2013.
You can download/view/print the entire handbook (or portions), complete with revisions, for FREE by clicking HERE.
Looking for a new career path in the Vineyard of our Lord? Click HERE to view up to date job postings within the Archdiocese of Detroit!