by MOSAIC Editorial Team
Media recognizes Sacred Heart monsignor for neighborhood renewal plan.
Two years ago, Monsignor Trapp, an associate professor and graduate spiritual director at Sacred Heart, decided to push back against the decline. He has been acquiring abandoned homes and renovating them, and cleaning up the weedy lots with volunteer help. He recently joined with parish members to form a neighborhood association and even has plans convert the overgrown lots into urban farming plots that will help to provide jobs.
He is an excellent example of the creative and humble passion that our priests at the seminary possess, Sacred Heart's rector, Msgr. Todd Lajiness, says of Monsignor Trapp. His work within the city of Detroit manifests the heart of a shepherd.
Monsignor Trapp is representative of the talented and generous priests who minister at the seminary, believes the rector. They all serve multiple roles within the Archdiocese of Detroit and beyond, sharing their skills and love of the Lord. That same spirit of self-giving blended with ingenuity, the rector says, has a direct influence also on the way Sacred Heart's students are formedto be generous and humble of heart, always looking for creative ways to share the Gospel and bring the mercy of God to those most in need.
Monsignor Trapp's efforts have been recognized in a recent Detroit News article. Read more about his exemplary work here:
MOSAIC Editorial Team