Monthly Highlights

PRAY, REACHOUT, LEARN, ACT TOGETHER
Grief Counseling every Tuesday 6:00 PM     Parish Counseling Corner every Wednesday 7:00 PM 

September
1        Month of Activity – Season of Creation ends Oct. 4*
2-3    St. Michael’s Food Pantry Collection
4       Statement on Labor. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  See parish website.*
7       Stephen Ministers Training   6:30 PM-9:00 PM
9      Day of Prayer for Peace (USCCB)  St. Frederic Ozanam, founder of St. Vincent DePaul Society
10     World Suicide Prevention Day*
11     InterChurch Women at St. Andrews  9 AM Speaker: Maureen Thalmann on Dr. Bertha Van Hoosen
11     Charitable Giving Committee Mtg.   7:00 PM-8:30 PM
11     Refugee Resettlement Mtg.  7:35 PM after Mass*
14     Knit and Crochet Ministry of Comfort   10:00 AM-12:00 PM & 7:00 PM-9:00 PM
14     Stephen Ministers Training   6:30 PM-9:00 PM
16     CS Commission   8:00 AM-9:40 AM
16     Crossroads Care Center Bike for Life.  See their website for details.  Check-in begins at 8:30 AM
17     Round Table on Peace: Inspiration, Information, Action   12:10 PM Gym  ‘Beyond Charlottesville’
18     International Day of Peace
21     Stephen Ministers Training   6:30 PM-9:00 PM
22     Presentation by the Gary Burnstein Community Health Clinic  at Rochester Area Neighborhood
House 1:00PM
27    Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul
28    Stephen Ministers Training   6:30 PM-9:00 PM

Pray   That our parishes, animated by a missionary spirit, may be places where faith is communicated and charity  seen.  Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network

Reach Out    Statements over Charlottesville from USCCB, Interfaith Leadership Council of Metropolitan Detroit,  Franciscans and Jesuits are posted to the Narthex Bulletin Board and parish website

Learn    Reflect on the USCCB Labor Day Statement and its connection to Catholic Social Teaching
Follow activities related to Season of Creation on the parish website

Act/Serve    Save the Date for Mercy in Action Day, October 14 & National Make a Difference Day on October  28

Indirect Service:
Collection bins for St. Michael’s Food Pantry, Toiletries for CCRT, ICW-Interchurch Women- Food for Pantry Shelf (RANH), and Shoe Recycling are in the Coat Room. Container for baby wipes and diapers is in the Narthex.

Charitable Giving   $4, 037.50  SVDP 1000.00,  Cristo Rey HS 300.00, Loyola HS  300.00,  MAP International  800.00, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA    800.00,  HOPE Hospitality & Warming Ctr.  400.00,  South Oakland Shelter  400.00,  SMYG (SAW) 37.50

Outreach Initiative  All of the Summer Outreach Opportunities had a combination of prayer,  reflection on Scripture,  discussion of root causes,  Catholic Social Teaching, direct service and some benefited from a ‘gift’ financed through the Offertory Collection. HOPE Warming Center received men’s underwear and Casa Amiga received Backpacks and School Supplies for their Back to School event.

For more information and to volunteer contact

Sr. Grace Keane, CS Coordinator
Bill Hill, CS Commission Chair

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