Chris Allen, MHSA, FACHE is a dynamic member of the Catholic Foundation of Michigan’s Board of Directors and a member of the Founders’ Circle.

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In June, the Catholic Foundation of Michigan presented two Grant Writing Workshops at St. Fabian Catholic Parish in Farmington Hills and Our Lady Star of the the Sea Catholic Parish in Grosse Pointe Woods. More than 70 attendees from across southeast Michigan gained valuable insight and tips for writing grant proposals of all types, with a special emphasis on the Catholic Foundation’s 2019 impact grant process.

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As the school year winds down and many families celebrate graduations, our thoughts turn toward the future. We want our children and grandchildren to have a strong future, rooted in the Catholic faith.

Together we ignite hearts and strengthen our Catholic faith. Together we make it easier to unleash the gospel in our area and inspire the next generation.

None of this work would be possible without those who creatively and bravely choose to leave a legacy aligned with their faith. On our website you can read many inspiring stories of families who are choosing to remember and honor the legacies of their loved ones. Others are helping secure the work of the ministries they hold dear for future generations.

How will you shape your legacy?

DEFINE YOUR LEGACY

“Let us not grow tired of doing good, for in due time we shall reap our harvest, if we do not give up. While we have the opportunity, let us do good to all, but especially to those who belong to the family of the faith.”
—Galatians 6:9-10
On November 20, 2018, John Duncan Cameron passed away at age 53. Gone too soon, John’s family remembers him as being creative, an entrepreneur, and a hard worker. He loved to be on the water and enjoyed sailing.

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By: Carolyn WilsonFor over 100 years, The Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills has been a home for Dominican cloistered life and perpetual adoration. Currently it is home to nearly 30 nuns who only leave the monastery occasionally. Their lives are dedicated to prayer in the chapel seven times a day, singing the Divine Office daily, and 24-hour perpetual adoration of the Eucharist.As Sr. Mary Peter Fox, OP, Prioress of the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament, shared about the life of the sisters, her smile radiated joy. She describes her vocation as living the community’s mission of “prayer and sacrifice for the needs of the world and the Church”.

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On Ascension Sunday, June 2, the Catholic Foundation organized a pilgrimage to Ste. Anne de Detroit Parish for its Founders’ Circle members. Ste. Anne de Detroit is the second oldest continuously operating Catholic parish in America and the oldest Christian community in Detroit, founded in 1701. After gathering for Mass, a tour, presentation, and refreshments were offered for Founders’ Circle members and friends.

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Life Directions is a Detroit-based organization whose mission is to motivate young adults, ages 13-35, to mature into responsible, productive adults through self-direction.

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The historic Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament is truly a sight to behold in Detroit’s North End. Its construction in the Gothic Revival style began in 1913. The Cathedral is the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Detroit, which Archbishop Vigneron refers to as “everyone’s second parish.”

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We are pleased to announce that our 2019 Impact Grant process is now accepting applications!

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Young Catholics from across Metro Detroit met up for a day of impact and community-building on April 27 at Spring Forward, an event hosted by the Catholic Foundation of Michigan.Held at the iconic Fowling Warehouse in Hamtramck, the event included opportunities for fellowship, service, and learning about the Catholic Foundation’s mission. Attendees enjoyed fowling (throwing footballs at the opposing team’s bowling pins) and blanket-making with Fleece & Thank You, a local nonprofit organization.

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