Made for More Campaign

Curious about our newly launched Made for More campaign? Here is some info!

We all have spiritual gifts from the Lord. Some of us may know exactly what our gifts and talents are, others may have a general idea, and some people may have no clue. As part of our baptism as Catholics, we have a calling to discern what our gifts are and use them in service of others.

One of our staff members was vacationing in Texas and went to St. Austin Church. There she found a wonderful Spiritual Gifts Inventory that calculates what your gifts are based on various questions. She brought it back to the rest of the staff; most of us have taken it and have found it to be spot on! We love it so much we decided to build a campaign around it, because WE ARE ALL MADE FOR MORE! 

With all this being said, we have entered into phase 1 of our Made for More Campaign: “Ask ME about my gifts.” You have probably seen some of the staff wearing pins on their lanyards or shirts. Don’t be shy – ask us what our gifts are! We are happy to tell you what the Lord has given us and how we use those gifts to serve others. We can also tell you what avenues we probably shouldn’t be pursuing (for example, there’s only a select few of us who are musically inclined!)

Be sure to watch out for phase 2, which will be coming out in February, where we will give YOU the opportunity to take the inventory and find out what your gifts are!

In the meantime, check out this video!

Table for Two

Presented by Janet & Glenn Gerhard and Jill & Denis Naeger

February 8, 7:00-9:30 PM

Table for Two is an opportunity for couples to strengthen their marriage. Each couple will sit at their own table for an evening of gourmet desserts and conversation. Like all precious gifts, marriage must be cared for, supported, and sustained. Each couple will be guided by the above two couples to reflect on their marriage. Each participating couple will have the opportunity to share with his/her spouse questions such as:

Do we as a couple laugh together, i.e. have fun?

What is it that makes you (my spouse) happy? Do I strive to do that?

To register, detach form below and send to address indicated, along with check for $20.00 per couple. The form is also available online at www.smoth.org. The deadline to register is February 5. If you have questions, please contact Denis at dnaege02@aol.com or 248-683-2514


Name (Wife):

Name (Husband):

Email:

Phone:

Number of Years Married:

Return with check (made out to “St. Mary of the Hills”) to: Debra Valot, St. Mary of the Hills, 2675 John R Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307

SVdP Trivia Night

The St. Mary of the Hills St. Vincent de Paul Conference invites you to our annual fundraiser on Saturday, January 26 at 6:00-9:30 PM. Everyone had so much fun at the last fundraiser that we decided to bring back Quizzo Trivia Night as our main event again for 2019! Come with friends/family, or join a table at the event to form your trivia team.

The evening will also feature food from Qdoba; wine, craft beers (over 50 varieties) and liquor from Manny’s; and 50/50 and tin can raffles for a chance to win $$$ and fabulous prizes! Tickets are $40 and will be sold after all Masses beginning January 5. You can also purchase them on Eventbrite, or call Phil at 248-330-9214.

Donating Prizes/Becoming A Sponsor: If you are interested in donating prizes for the event, we will accept gift baskets for the tin can raffles. In addition, there are various sponsorship opportunities available. All donors and sponsors will be recognized at the event by a placard indicating your contributions. Please contact Mike Dreon at 248-930-4307 or Ken Beres at 248-689-0041 if you’d like to help out.

We hope you can join us for a good time for a good cause. Thank you!

Attention Parishioners!

Register for My Own Church to Access Your Membership and Financial Info Electronically!

My Own Church gives church members the ability to access their church records anytime from any web-enabled device (smartphone, tablet, or computer).

Registered users can log in and perform many tasks in My Own Church, including the following:

  • Manage your own church records and keep personal and contact information accurate and up to date.
  • View your personal giving history.
  • Download year-end contribution statements.

Click here to register:  https://detroit.parishsoftfamilysuite.com/

If you need help, click here for an instruction guide.

ALSO – Any donations you wish to be credited to 2018 need to be in the office by Friday, December 28!

Unleash the Gospel – 6 Day Challenge

Our world, our region, and our Church need to hear the message of the Gospel now more than ever.

This 6-Day Challenge is an opportunity to learn more about the action of God in our region and the role you have in this great mission.

Five Minutes a Day for Six Days

For the next six days, you will receive an email every morning with a short 2-minute video and a 3-minute reflection.

As you watch the videos each day and take time to pray and reflect, we hope you hear a personal invitation from God to encounter Jesus, grow as his disciple, and become a witness to God’s everlasting mercy.

CLICK HERE to join the mission!

Register for Divorce Support Group

Beginning September 20, Karen Evangelista and Terri Hemphill will be leading the Divorce Support Group here at St. Mary of the Hills. This effective and supportive group will meet every Thursday night from 7:00-8:30 PM in St. Andrew Classroom.

The intention of this group is to bring hope and healing to those men and women who have experienced the pain and loneliness of a broken marriage. Surviving Divorce features 14 video presentations that cover topics such as shock and grief, anger and forgiveness, money issues, dealing with children and a former spouse, and annulment and remarriage.

This program is for the newly separated and divorced and those still struggling with issues many years later. It will help them find answers to their questions, restore their hope, and begin authentic healing.

Surviving Divorce will help you:

  • Work through the emotional upheaval of separation and divorce.
  • Find personal healing and hope.
  • Discover a deeper understanding of God’s love for you.
  • Gain wisdom and comfort from experts and others who share your experiences.
  • Navigate new concerns like custody, dating, annulment, and finances.

Questions? Contact:

Karen Evangelista or 248-760-9083

Terri Hemphill or 248-219-0842

Fill out this form to register: