A Growing Family of Parishes in Detroit
We kicked off a new academic year in Detroit with some new people at our mission—fifteen new people to be exact! As of July 1st, SOLT now serves three parishes in the southwest part of the city—Holy Redeemer, St. Gabriel, and St. Cunegunda—forming what the archdiocese calls a “family of parishes.” Along with these additional parishes came additional housing, so the mission and the SOLT Ecclesial Family Team was able to expand. The sisters moved right into the St. Cunegunda convent. Now, there are seven women in their first year of discernment living there along with two temporarily professed sisters (one of which is new to the mission) and two sister-formators. Also, three SOLT missionary volunteers took over the rectory at St. Gabriel’s to begin serving in the family of parishes. If that weren’t enough, the rectory at Holy Redeemer received a new priest and a newly professed brother-seminarian. When we all gathered for a beginning-of-the-year meal at the Holy Redeemer rectory, there were so many of us we had to set up tables and eat outside! Needless to say, exciting things are happening at the Society’s mission in Detroit; we have more than doubled in personnel, bringing our numbers to twenty-nine! What a blessing it is to have such a big and vibrant Ecclesial Family Team in the Motor City!
- Dcn. David Snow, SOLT