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

March
2           Lunch  and Dinner Annual Benefit Banquet for Crossroads, Royal Park Hotel, Rochester
2          Lenten Soup and Bread 12:30-1:30 PM (EOF)
3-4      St. Michael’s Food Pantry Collection
8           Stephen Ministry Training 6:30-9:00 PM (15, 22,29)
8           Knit and Crochet  10:00 AM, 7:00 PM
9           Lenten Soup and Bread 12:30-1:30 PM (EOF)
11-24  Special Food Drive for Gleaners
15         Staff Service Day— Grovecrest Assisted Living, Pontiac*
16         Lenten Soup and Bread 12:30-1:30 PM (EOF)
17         Parish Council and Commission Meeting 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
18         Round Table on Racism 12:10-1:00 PM (Gym)
21         Week of Solidarity with People Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination
23-24 Mom 2 Mom Sale (Sponsored by Crossroads Care Center)
24         March For  Our Lives Detroit 11:00 AM Rivard Plaza
25         Return Operation Rice Bowl Giving Envelopes to the collection basket during Mass

Pray
  That the Church may appreciate the urgency of formation in spiritual discernment, both on the personal and communitarian levels.  Intercessions for the Elderly

Reach Out  Marvel Black Panther books distributed to children at a local church in Pontiac through CCRT.**

Learn     Mental Health resources from CCSEM-Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan are on the parish website.  Faith in Action page has links for understanding racism.

Act / Serve  February 26 was National Catholic Call In Day for Dreamers. NOCP-North Oakland Catholic Parishes are sponsoring a refugee family of five from Syria. Use SignUpGenius to help at HOPE Warming Center, April 15.
‘Bin on Wheels’ in the Narthex is for food collections for St. Michael and Rochester Area Neighborhood House; Toiletries for CCRT.  Shoe Recycling is nearby.  Coupons for diapers, baby wipes is near the Chapel.

Charitable Giving received and disbursed $6,280.87. The annual recipient organizations are posted to the parish website.

Outreach received  $1,331.45 and disbursed $138.57. **

Through direct service, parishioners have the opportunity to experience life on the margins at HOPE Warming Center, Grovecrest Assisted Living, Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Gleaners and CCRT-Catholic Community Response Team.   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 living in poverty.

For more information and to volunteer contact

Sr. Grace Keane, CS Coordinator

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

Priorities:  Homelessness, Hunger, Human Life and Dignity, Mental Health