Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter

By Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran. Foreword by Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan.Drawing on
the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay
associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought
their parish back to life. 

Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. When their parish reached a breaking point, White and Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. White and Corcoran invite all Catholic leaders to share the vision, borrow their strategies, and rebuild their own parishes. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them.

Rebuilt “takes new evangelisation seriously and points the way forward for others to do the same” (Cardinal Timoty Dolan)

The book, now available in Veritas, Footprints and Alpha Ireland is about the revitalisation of the Church of the Nativity in Baltimore USA led by Fr. Michael White and lay minister, Tom Corcoran. This parish, which had no young people attending, was totally transformed and grew by 700 members. They now have a full time staff of 14 and two worship leaders.

The book is published by Ave Maria press and more information is available on

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