Christian Service News

God grant me the courage to put aside my own comfort for the sake of your Son, Jesus.

Greetings everyone,

Continuing the Lenten theme of prayer, fasting and almsgiving, the following are some Christian Service activities that I encourage you to consider taking part this Lent. Even better I pray that you will find the courage to volunteer to help make one of these Christian Service activities a success. I read somewhere that often times we need to ask for courage from the Holy Spirit, to give to the poor, welcome the stranger, let the little children come, and we need humility to accept when others offer their mercy to us. Please do not be a stranger. We are always looking for volunteers to help us out in Christian Service even for an hour. If you would like to volunteer for some Christian Service work, now or in the future, please give me a call at the parish office on extension 205 or email me: gkrinke@stmary.org. I would love to talk to you.

EASTER BASKETS for the JAIL OUTREACH MINISTRY: Please be sure to return your plastic egg and your gift item to church or the parish rectory by March 26 so we can fill the Easter baskets and prepare them for delivery to the Jail Outreach Ministry. The Christian Service Commission is expecting to be able to fill 75 Easter Baskets for the families of men and women incarcerated in the Oakland County Jail with the “goodies” you provide. If you are interested in adopting one of the families from the Jail Outreach Ministry or provide something “special” for one of the families, please contact me at the parish office on extension 205.

DEMENTIA WORKSHOP: Dementia Communication Skills for Everyone Presentation will be hosted here in the St. Mary Fellowship Center, April 26 from 7-8:30pm. St. Anne’s Mead trained staff will demonstrate simple skills that all of us can use to communicate successfully with someone experiencing memory loss at any level. Admission is free. However seating is limited, so be sure to make a reservation by calling me at the parish office on extension 205 to reserve a seat.

MERCY IN ACTION DAY: Please save the date: Saturday October 14 is the day that we will be hosting one or more Corporal Works of Mercy activities here at St. Mary as we did last October. We are looking for a few volunteers to help us with the planning. If you are interested, please give me a call at the parish office on extension 205. Last year was pretty good as I recall. However we would like to improve upon it this year; and with your help I am sure we will.

Blessings to all,

George Krinke, your Christian Service Coordinator