Lent is approaching fast—what are you planning to do?
It is never too late to turn back to God. As Lent begins next week, we remember the great gift of the present moment. Here. Now. We have the chance to repent and believe, to open ourselves to God, maybe for the first time, or the first time in a long time.
God never tires of showing mercy to those who want to be reconciled to Him. Here and now, today and every day to come, we can take the opportunity God offers by turning away from what hinders us and towards the God who wants to make us new.
During Lent, we unite with Jesus’ suffering to prepare for the joy of His coming at Easter. It’s a time of penance, prayer, and sacrifice — all to bring us closer to Christ.
What are you planning to do this Lenten season?
Whether you’re giving something up or doing something extra, let us know! Your Lenten resolution could be featured on our social media channels or in our upcoming magazine.
Lauren Krill, junior at Mercy High School, talks about her experience at the March for Life.
“It changed my perspective a lot seeing the thousands of people praying at once. I think it is important for us, to educate ourselves and educate other people. The more people know, the more they can change perspectives and be inspired by other people.
I just love seeing everyone and seeing their reasons for marching. For some, being Pro-Life is for religious reasons, for others it is just about stopping abortion. And for others, it is about protecting people who are vulnerable – like immigrants, victims of racism or other types of discrimination.
I think it matters to be on the March for Life because it goes to show that if this important to you, you will get on a bus and not shower for three days and sleep on a church floor, because it matters this much. Going through a little discomfort for the greater good of people who can’t speak — who can’t stand up for themselves — shows how important it is.”
Honoring our real-life heroes
Who is your hero? Alive or passed, famous or saintly, friends or family, we all have people we look up to for guidance and inspiration. In this video, Most Holy Trinity parishioners shared their heroes with us.
Open Door Policy is back!
In the first episode of Season 2, Christina Marchetti talks with Fr. Steve Pullis and Danielle Center about her ministry as Executive Director of Mother and Unborn Baby Care and how she unleashes the Gospel in her daily life.
You have a vital role to play in the missionary transformation of our Church. Join our movement to Unleash the Gospel, and stay connected by following our social media channels. Follow us @UTGDetroit.
“Jesus Christ makes all things new! He himself is at work to renew his Church in the Archdiocese of Detroit. He is pouring out his Holy Spirit anew so that every member of the Church may be formed and sent forth as a joyful missionary disciple, so that the Gospel may be unleashed in southeast Michigan.”