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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.
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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 email@example.com 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.
The revised Blue Water Vicariate website went "live" in July 2015. A main objective of this website and communications system was to provide our 10 parishes, 7 schools and surrounding organizations with the opportunity to advertise/evangelize all events and activities to one another AND surroundng secular communities in an effective manner, thereby maximizing event potential, participation and attendance while increasing parish enrollment and enhancing finances. This answers the clarion call of TIF II and Jesus Himself to effectively and spiritually advance the Essential MIssion of the Catholic Church- EVANGELIZATION.
To bring this Holy Spirit-led concept to fruition, parishes were asked to furnish any and all event/activity information they desired to advertise outside their own 4 walls using a Parish Information Form (PIF). The PIFs were hand delivered to the Vicar at the June 2015 Vicariate Pastoral Council meeting for subsequent distribution to parish priests. A second PIF was provided to respective VPC Representatives at that same meeting. Info was shared at the meeting that once parish events and activitiy information was provided, it would be formatted and published onto the Blue Water Vicariate All Events Calendar for all to see, support and pray for. This method allows for optimal collaboration between churches, schools, one another and the secular world.
Unfortunately, as of January 2016, none of our ten parishes has furnished a Parish Information Form. A PIF is always available for download by clicking HERE.
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"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)
"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.
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