Volunteer Opportunities

Coordinator of Volunteer Ministries
Laura Corrion

“Time is the currency of relationships.  If you want to invest into your relationships, start by investing your time.”   ~DaveWillis.org

I am saddened by the number of couples who are now empty-nesters that are struggling in their relationship and are considering ending their marriages.  After many years of putting their relationship on hold while they raised a family and climbed the corporate ladder, they have realized they no longer know the person they are married to.  Unfortunately, I understand how this can happen.  Everything else “demands” your time so there is none left to invest into your marriage.  If you are a couple that is headed down that path, I encourage you to start spending regular time together.  Schedule a weekly date night, go on a daily walk, or maybe share a cup of coffee and a short prayer before your day begins.  Beginning Wednesday, July 12, St. Irenaeus will be hosting a “Couple’s Summer Evenings Together” marriage enrichment program.  This would be a wonderful opportunity for you to start dating your spouse.  The cost is only $40.00 and it includes dinner, a short presentation of the DVD “Beloved”, small group discussion, and free babysitting.  For more information or to sign up, please contact St. Irenaeus parish office at 248-651-9595.

As of July 1, St. Mary of the Hills Bulletin Editor, Judy Rhoads, will officially be retired.  Judy will be greatly missed but we wish her well in this next chapter of her life.  I am happy to share that I will be replacing Judy as the Bulletin Editor.  Although I am sad to leave my current position as the Coordinator of Volunteer Ministries, I look forward to new challenges.

The following are opportunities for you to model the importance of sharing your gifts and your talents with your faith community.  Please consider getting involved with one or more of these very important ministries.

Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound
Take the Eucharist, on an as needed basis, to those who are home bound.  Training is provided.

Men and Women are needed for all Masses to help maintain order in and about the Church, aid in seating the congregation, collect the offerings, and direct communion lines.

Hostess for Newcomer’s Lunch
St. Mary’s will begin hosting, on a quarterly basis,  lunches for our new parishioners.  Someone who has the gift of hospitality is needed to oversee the lunch.  Duties would involve ordering the food, setting up, and cleaning up.  Lunches will take place on Sunday afternoons from 12:00 PM-2:00 PM.  This would be perfect for a parent and child or a husband and wife to do together.

Saturday Office Help
St. Mary’s parish office is looking for some smiling faces to answer phones as well as questions from parishioners on the first and/or fourth Saturday of the month from 4:00 PM-6:30 PM.  Training will be provided.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact me at 248-243-0254 Email

Laura Corrion
Coordinator of Volunteer and Marriage Enrichment Ministries
248-243-0254 Email

Volunteer Dinner – April 23, 2017

Anniversary Mass 2017

St. Mary’s Skills Inventory gives you the opportunity to tell us what skills you have and would be willing to share on an as needed basis.  When a need for that skill arises, you will be invited to share it with your faith community.  There are no long term commitments and you are never obligated to say yes.  It is an invitation that gives you the opportunity to get involved in your parish, to meet other parishioners, and to learn a little bit more about St. Mary of the Hills.  Please click on “Skills Inventory” to fill out electronically.  Hard copies can be found in the church narthex and can be dropped off in the parish office once filled out.

Parish Census
Thank you  to everyone who has responded to the parish census mailing.  If you have not responded yet, please do so as soon as possible.  If you did not receive an email or letter from us, please go to our website, www.smoth.org, click on “parish census”, fill out the census form, and return to the parish office.  Thank you for helping us keep our records as current as possible!

If you currently are a volunteer in one of our ministries and your email has changed, please let me know.

Laura Corrion
Coordinator of Volunteer and Marriage Enrichment Ministries
248-243-0254 Email

Parish Picnic Fun