Assisted Living Ministry

Confirmations Servant Ministry Opportunities

Christian Service Commission (CSC)

Christian Service Commission (CSC) exists as a model and resource of Catholic social teaching to enable the entire parish communion to put the social teaching of the church into action. CSC empowers parish members to fulfill the church’s mission of love, justice, freedom and peace under the mantle of evangelization by communally responding, in an organized way, to societal and individual needs.

Detroit Rachel’s Vineyard

Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats: Healing the pain of abortion one weekend at a time Experience the abundant compassion of Jesus Christ on a Rachel’s Vineyard™ Retreat. Detroit Rachel’s Vineyard Call: English 248.494.6363 or Spanish 248.296.9011 Rachel’s Vineyard info@detroitrachelsvineyard.org

Home/Hospital Visitations

Spiritual Care for the Sick and Homebound • Notify the parish office at 248.541.4122 if there is an illness, a need for homebound ministry or hospitalization

Jail Ministry

The Jail Ministry is a group of people who provide bi-weekly evening worship services for incarcerated men and women in Oakland County Jail in Pontiac. Security procedures are necessary for all volunteers. During Advent, the parish participates in the Christmas Packages Program by providing white tube socks and large bars of soap for inmate gifts, pays for the Christmas gift bags and donates money and gift cards. Other volunteer opportunities include outreach for families of the incarcerated and computer data entry through the Jail Ministry Outreach Office in Pontiac.

Parish Nurse Ministry

The Parish Nurse Ministry is a small group of R.N.s who make themselves available to educate, assess and support the health needs of the parish. They conduct monthly Blood Pressure Screening, nutrition counsel, and help with other programs from medical facilities.

South Oakland Vicariate Rep

We provide food, shelter, clothing, on site recovery programs, medical care and mental-health services. Many social service agencies are invited to talk to our guests informing them of their free services. We have helped our guests find employment and housing. We are a faith-based 501(c3) non-profit organization.

South Oakland Warming Center

The ministry is a group of churches who house the homeless of south Oakland county during the coldest months of the year, from December-March. Our values are to TO PROVIDE SAFETY, WARMTH, FOOD AND RESOURCES WITHIN A WELCOMING CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY TO THE HOMELESS OF SOUTH OAKLAND COUNTY

Special Needs Ministry

Wednesday Evenings • 6:00 7:00 pm • October 11 May 9 Open to children in Kindergarten 8th grade, this program addresses individual needs. We offer group instruction in a multiage classroom. We open with prayer and music. Group instruction may include discussions, arts and crafts, videos and opportunity for handson religion activities. We are able to provide oneonone help for your child. We follow the Adaptive Finding God Program by Loyola Press. The program is open to all parishes. Contact Renee Cramer at rcramer@shrinechurch.com or 248.541.5133 for more information or to register.

St. Vincent DePaul

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a group of volunteers who meet and respond to those in need of food, clothing, housing, and other essentials. The members meet at 7:00 p.m. every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month. They are committed to spiritual growth in loving and serving the poor. Volunteers meet with those who come for assistance and provide appropriate resources in consultation with other “Vincentians.” A Clothing Drive is conducted in the Fall each year. Members also manage the Parish Food Pantry. A Pastoral Associate acts as a Spiritual Guide.

Welcome Inn

The Welcome Inn opens from December 18, 2017 – March 16, 2018.  The Welcome Inn is housed in Southfield and is open Monday – Friday, 6:30 am – 8:00 pm.  Please contact Ben Ogden at 248.224.1774 or bjogden@gmail.com