My brothers and sisters of Corpus Christi,
As I think over the past twelve months, 2014 has been a remarkable year in our history. God has abundantly blessed the work of our hands and made them fruitful.
Our efforts with the O’Hair Park Community Organization for neighborhood development (the square mile around our church) are bursting with blessings. After he removal of eight dumpsters of debris over the last two years, the eighty acre park located behind the parish grounds is now pristine. It is now free of blight and ready to offer programs for our neighborhood youth and families. The City of Detroit has recognized the work in the park by making a $600,000 commitment to improve its facilities this summer. Now OPCA is zeroing in on developing block clubs and focusing on neighborhood cleanup and beautification.
Our efforts in evangelization and welcoming are also bearing fruit. Over the last three years seventy three new households have joined the parish with an additional five households this January. A new Young Couples Group is taking form with the couples themselves doing the planning. Ten couples came together for dinner a few months ago. Their next activity is a Young Couples’ Pre-Valentine’s Day Jam this month. Members of our Evangelization Committee developed a Door-to-Door Ministry announcing our presence, expressing our willingness to serve, and praying with our neighbors for any needs they may have. Click here to read more...