By the Rev. Steve Domienik When I was growing up, my parents sent me to several different summer camps that were all run by Roman Catholic male religious orders. I thought I was special because my five sisters never went to summer camp. It was years later that I found out the real reason for… Read More First-hand experience: Two thumbs up for participating in summer camp
I have never received such attentive service in a restaurant. And it made me profoundly sad. “It’s been pretty quiet,” said Robert, working as my server. “But I’ve learned a lot about everyone who’s been here. I just had a doctor from Grand Blanc, he was a very nice guy. We’ve had some really good… Read More The Final Word: Flint’s people, spirit reminder of why we must pay attention
November’s elections take place in a little more than a month (Tuesday, Nov. 8). That offers an opportunity to learn about resources available to all voters. We aren’t about to steer you to vote for or against any candidate; that’s up for you to decide. However, it’s critical all Episcopalians understand the importance of voting… Read More A time and a means for prayerful thought as Election Day approaches
The annual diocesan Youth and Young Adult mission trip, Camp Compassion, is currently taking place in the Dominican Republic. Our local team will be working in Puerto Plata on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. For the past four years, the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan group has been helping build a church in San… Read More Follow the Youth & Young Adult mission experience in the Dominican Republic
Nearly four out of five job openings in Southeast Michigan cannot realistically be accessed by public transportation. That means getting from Pontiac — with few job openings — to a city like Novi — with its growing economy and a wide choice ranging from shopping malls to light industry, for instance — is a tough… Read More The idea of a reliable, regional transportation plan and why it is seen as a social justice issue
I’m tired. Tired of the candlelight vigils, which serve a useful purpose of bringing people together to explore their own individual grief and making them understand They Are Not Alone. Tired of the hashtags, such as #BostonStrong or #OrlandoStrong or #FillintheBlankStrong, which allow people to express their feelings to an event or a cause and… Read More The Final Word: No more hashtags, no more ribbons. How about some real action?
The ordination of five new priests created quite an emotional stir for the Rt. Rev. Wendell N. Gibbs Jr., 10th Bishop for the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. Take a closer look at the ordinations of the Revs. Paul Castelli, Daniel Lawson, James Pashturro, Imogen Rhodenhiser and Scott Steiner.