Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is delighted to collaborate with parish Christian Service Coordinators and volunteers throughout the Detroit Archdiocese for our second annual Mercy in Action 2017 Day of Service on Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8am-12noon.

Mercy in Action 2017 volunteers serve parish communities and local neighborhoods providing corporal and spiritual works of mercy. We are united as one in Christ and bring love, mercy and compassion to all people. This year our Shrine Basilica gratefully joins hearts and hands with our nearby neighbors~St. Mary Royal Oak

      1. St. Mary Royal Oak
      2. Our Lady of La Salette
      3. St. Vincent Ferrer
      4. Guardian Angels
      5. Our Mother of Perpetual HelpLike last year, our half~day will begin at

    Like last year our half day will begin at St. Mary Royal Oak, 730 S. Lafayette (corner of Lafayette & Lincoln) at 8am in Fellowship Hall with check~ins, an opening prayer gathering, and then dispersing to our MIA work groups, service sites and Adoration with Patriotic Rosary & Rosary for the Unborn led by our Armada Blanca youth.

    Mercy in Action 2017 was considered tremendously “fruitful” last year, with 100+ parishes reaching out with 400+ service projects to help support underprivileged persons and programs in need. Special thanksgiving to all here at our Shrine Basilica for your remarkable enthusiasm and generosity! Together with St. Mary Royal Oak and St. Vincent Ferrer, hundreds of volunteers gathered to provide~

      • 100+ pints of blood for the sick
      • 643 sandwiches for homeless persons at the Pope Francis Center
      • 300 hygiene purses stuffed for homeless persons in shelter programs
      • 100 unstuffed purses donated to SVdP & volunteers assisted at SVdP Thrift Store
      • 200+ notes & cards created for the Oakland County Jail inmates & their families
      • Visits to long-term care nursing home residents
      • Countless blankets donated for the St. Mary Warming Center rotation
      • 80+ participants in prayer, Adoration, Holy Rosaries & Benediction
      • St. Francis pet blessings for a parade of poodles, Persians & pals!