CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES
The St. Mary of the Hills Career Ministry is a Christian Action Response to the Economy. (C.A.R.E.) The goal is to foster meaningful career choices and equip job seekers with the resources necessary to adapt to the current employment challenges.
More info: St. Mary's Career Ministry (C.A.R.E.)
Promotes Fellowship in the Parish. Commitment: One Saturday Morning per moth.
Eat, Pray, Knit (or Crochet) -- Prayer Shawl Ministry
Every second Tuesday at 10 AM, and Every Second Thursday at 7 PM
We gather to knit or crochet shawls or scarves that will be given to parishioners who are facing a crisis or need. As part of the process, the items are prayed over, and blessed so that the recipients know that there are those that care, and are praying for them. For more information call Peggy Casing at 248-844-8662.
Faith Sharing Group
Share your faith through prayer and scripture study with other adults.
This is for men and women of the parish who are interested in helping to maintain the flowerbeds surrounding the building. Weeding, watering, spring planting are some of the ways to help St. Mary's buildings and grounds look beautiful. Commitment: 1 time in Spring, 1 time in Fall
Interchurch Women of Rochester
Members meet on the first Monday morning of each month held at local churches in the Rochester community. The morning includes coffee, a brief business meeting at 9:00, followed by a speaker and a potluck lunch. Babysitting is free.
Junior Youth Group (JYG)
Group for boys and girls in grades 6 through 8. Meets twice a month Sept. through May. JYG
Knights of Columbus
The Knights are a Catholic family centered fraternal service organization offering unlimited opportunities for members and their families to support our church and religious leaders. The five key areas of involvement are church, community, council, family, and youth activities.
Link to St. Mary of the Hills Knights of Columbus
Men's Fellowship (Bravehearts)
This group provides men a forum for discussion of, and reflection upon various issues in the lives of the men of St. Mary's. These men meet from 6:45 to 9:00 AM the first Saturday of the month.
PAVAL Softball / Volleyball
For information about team sports open to St. Mary of the Hills parishioners, please click the following link: Sports
Women get together weekly on Wednesday evenings to share quilting projects. There are often demonstrations and guest speakers. All are welcome.
St. Mary Boy Scouts
For information about Boy Scout Troop 255 open to St. Mary of the Hills parishioners, please click the following link: Boy Scouts
Exercise to video tapes with other seniors. M, W, F mornings
Seniors get together for fun and friendship. One meeting per month.
The volunteers in this ministry assist with a variety of sewing needs for the parish, especially for the Art and Environment Ministry.
Singles Fellowship 50+
We are a group of single, (single again) divorced, widowed individuals that meet at least twice a month for friendship, laughter, and fun. more info
St. Mary's Youth Group (SMYG)
Group for boys and girls in grades 9 through 12. Meets weekly Sept. through May. SMYG
Periodically volunteers are needed to make phone calls to a select group of parishioners. Calls can be made from the church or from your home.
Advent By Candlelight
An evening reflecting on the season of Advent, table hostesses provide the dessert for her table of eight as well as the table settings, tablecloths, dinnerware, etc. The church provides the coffee and tea. Help to plan and write advent program (Oct/Nov).
Bake cookies for newcomers.
Set tables, wash dishes, etc. during church events.
Help plan the annual parish picnic (Aug. / Sept.).
Volunteers are needed to occasionally host parish events throughout the year. Members serve as hostess or hosts and setup, serve food, help clean up, prepare a dish, or shop for the necessities.
Welcome Center Ministry
Volunteers are needed to welcome people, before and after mass, by answering frequently asked questions related to our parish community. Time commitment is twenty (20) minutes before and after mass, generally once a month or once every two months.
If you would like more information about any of these activities or would like to volunteer, please fill out our volunteer form.