Monthly Highlights

PRAY, REACHOUT, LEARN, ACT TOGETHER
Grief Counseling every Tuesday 6:00 PM     Parish Counseling Corner every Wednesday 7:00 PM
CHRISTIAN SERVICE ANNUAL CALENDAR 2018

February
1           Stephen Ministry Training  7:00 PM  (8, 15, 22)
3-4     St. Michael’s Food Pantry Collection
8          Stephen Ministry Training  7:00 PM
8          Feast Day of St. Josephine Bahikta – A person from Sudan who was trafficked for domestic purpose
8          International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking
10        Stephen Ministry Training Seminar 9:30 AM–3:30 PM (Andrew)
11        World Day of the Sick
13       SVdP Meeting 7:00-9:00 PM
14       Ash Wednesday    Lenten Almsgiving is Operation Rice Bowl, Catholic Relief Services
15       Stephen Ministry Training 7:00 PM
16       Last day to RSVP for the Crossroads Care Center Benefit Event on March 2
17       Parish Council and Commission Meeting 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
18       The Clothes Closet Winter Sale begins at 44 Mill Street Rochester. Sale ends March 3. Funds are for RANH.
20      World Day of Social Justice
22      Stephen Ministry Training 7:00 PM
23      International Stand Up to Bullying Day
24      Serve lunch at Oasis Soup Kitchen, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Highland Park  11:00 AM – 1:00 PM  (ages 12 and up)

Pray   Say “No” to Corruption That those who have material, political or spiritual power may resist any lure of corruption.  See the parish website for a litany related to trafficked persons.

Reach Out  Follow Pope Francis’ Share the Journey Campaign for Migrants and Refugees.

Home

Learn    https://polarisproject.org/typology https://polarisproject.org/human-trafficking
February is African American month. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is recommended reading for ages 13 and up. A movie to view is Hidden Figures.

Act / Serve     Urge Congress to fight human trafficking online by passing the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act.

Collection bins
for St. Michael’s Food Pantry, Toiletries for CCRT, ICW-Interchurch Women-Food for Pantry Shelf (RANH), and Shoe Recycling have relocated to the  Narthex.

Charitable Giving January disbursement is $6,175.34: SVdP 1000, Cristo Rey HS 300, Loyola HS 300, Knights of Columbus Charities Christian Refugee Relief 1,000,  Gianna House 800, COTS 800, SAW 62.63.  Outreach received $1,912.71.  From July-December, Outreach has disbursed $4,622.47 to local charitable organizations where parishioners have had the opportunity to experience life on the margins at HOPE Warming Center, Grovecrest Assisted Living, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, CCRT-Catholic Community Response Team, and CCSEM-Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan/Hispanic Outreach.  Meals, Personal Care Items, Gift Cards, Painting CCRT, and Back Packs have been distributed.  Through these encounters, parishioners have met the poor Christ in our neighbors seeking housing, struggling with homelessness, seniors at assisted living, and families with young children.  We are grateful that partner agencies are helping to address root causes; thus restoring hope to those most in need.

For more information and to volunteer contact

Sr. Grace Keane, CS Coordinator

Christian Service Office – 248-243-2058
www.wearesaltandlight.org