Archbishop Vigneron defines the foundational conviction of “Unleash the Gospel”: that the Church in the Archdiocese of Detroit is “resolved to obey the Holy Spirit and be made by him a band of joyful missionary disciples”. We prayed for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Detroit. We are convinced that the Holy Spirit spoke in Synod 16, the archdiocesan-wide gathering of clergy, religious, and lay people in November of 2016. God is calling us to change our “culture”. Following the lead of Pope Francis, we see ourselves as missionaries – called to go out and share Christ with joy. And we pray that families see themselves as “Domestic Churches”. What does this look like? We all work together for the spiritual and social transformation of our neighborhoods, schools, and places of work. In the next installment, look for the “Catechetical Exposition”, a summary on the missionary nature of the Church, and a reading of the signs of the times in southeast Michigan.