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By Karla Dorweiler | The Michigan Catholic | August 18, 2016

FARMINGTON HILLS — Fr. Jeffrey Day, pastor of St. Fabian Parish in Farmington Hills, likes to think of the recent change at his church as more than just a new direction — it’s a complete “relaunch.”

After he and four others from the parish attended the Archdiocese of Detroit’s Amazing Parish Conference in April, he formed a leadership team and got to work shaping his own “amazing parish.”

One of the seven traits of a vibrant parish presented at the conference was “a clear vision and plan,” so St. Fabian’s leadership team started there.

“Between what we’re trying to do in the archdiocese and what Pope Francis has been saying, what became clear is that we are to become joyful missionary disciples. Those are the three words we’ve been giving to people,” Fr. Day said.

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