The Catholic Foundation Board, Founders’ Circle members, and friends found inspiration, hope, and healing in the “Art for God’s Sake” ministry lead by Fr. J.J. Mech and his team at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament.

On Friday, May 21 the Catholic Foundation’s Founders’ Circle gathered for a Pentecost Pilgrimage for an “Upper Room experience.” As written in the Acts of the Apostles, the Upper Room is the place where the earliest believers gathered together to share fellowship with and encourage one another. This is the place where the Holy Spirit came breaking in like a rushing wind and tongues of fire. 

The cathedral served as the group’s “Upper Room,” with its historic and religious art and artifacts. During this private Pentecost Pilgrimage, the Founders’ Circle learned about Mary and the saints in a new way through meditating on the miracles of healing and hope provided by each saint. The cathedral was adorned with 14 wooden statues – two angels and 12 apostles, each created from single tree trunks in 1929.

Fr. Mech invited the group to “experience the Holy Spirt in new and wonderful ways, get on fire and be transformed.” He concluded, “You are God’s Work of Art.” Much like the early apostles, the group gathered were personally transformed by their encounter with the Holy Spirit.

The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” – John 20:20-22

To learn more about the Cathedral’s “Journey with the Saints” opportunity that allows pilgrims to interact almost directly with the relics of the Twelve Apostles and other saints, visit 

It is not too late to be a part of this vital group of supporters, the Founders’ Circle.

Membership is a lifetime opportunity to make a difference in our community of faith. Individuals who contribute $5,000 per year for five years to help fund the operations of the Catholic Foundation during its formative years, will be invited to join the Founders’ Circle. Members are publicly recognized by the Foundation, in perpetuity, and will be invited to the annual education, social and spiritual events hosted by the Foundation.

As an appreciative product of Catholic schools and Catholic parishes, founding Board member Anthony Schena explained why he got involved: “I want my children and grandchildren to share our beautiful Catholic faith and ensure they have churches to come to.”

Your partnership enables the Catholic Foundation to be in a position to continue to preserve and enhance our Catholic values for present and future generations. Contact Angela Moloney, President and CEO of the Catholic Foundation at or call (248) 204–0332.


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A special thank you to our generous sponsor for this event: U.S. Bank.

Photos Courtesy of Jeremy Bastyr
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament- Liturgical Photographer