Christian Service News 3-11-2018

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, lacking clothes…or a stranger and welcome you...?” (Matthew 25:35-40)

Greetings to all,

As our Lenten journey continues, Christian Service still has activities available for you to consider joining. We really could use your help and would welcome your participation whether it be for a single project or an ongoing ministry. If you do not see something that interests you below, please call me at the Parish Office on extension 205 or email anytime at

The Following items are needed this month for the guests we serve in our Clothes Closet:

  • $2 Bus Tickets purchased in blocks of 100 from the Royal Oak Transit Station
  • Used men’s blue jeans waist sizes 28, 30, 32 and 34. Any Length is okay.
  • Used men’s spring jackets (all sizes)
  • Used ladies’ spring tops, jeans, and slacks (all sizes)
  • Fold-up Umbrella’s

Drop-offs can be made any weekday between 9am and 4pm at the parish office.

BLOOD DRIVE THIS SUNDAY, March 11 from 9am to 3pm in the St. Mary School Lunch Room. Even if you did not register in advance, please consider dropping in to donate a pint. It will take less than an hour and you will hardly miss it.

Life Issues Ministry will participate with the 40 Days for Life campaign this Lent by leading the rosary on March 18 at 1pm in front of Planned Parenthood located at 23338 Woodward Ave., Ferndale, MI. Everyone in the parish is welcome to participate. If you would like to understand the work that this Ministry does here at St. Mary, please contact Chris Gorecki at

Healthcare Volunteers needed: A meeting for anyone interested in joining our Parish Healthcare Ministry will be held in the Parish Office Conference Room 1 at 7pm on Monday March 12. Our Parish Healthcare Ministry is in need of more volunteers to help with our blood drives, blood pressure checks, and lunch & learn presentations, etc. Please come to this meeting to learn more about what they do.

Spring Cleanup: Do you live close to St. Mary School? Would you like a helping hand getting your yard ready for Spring? We have some energetic St. Mary 8th graders that are looking for some service hours to spend cleaning up your yard. If interested, please call me at the parish office on extension 205, to make a reservation.

Visit the Imprisoned - Easter Baskets: Please don’t forget to drop your plastic Easter egg and requested item in the wooden box found in Church near the organ, along the aisle leading to the priest’s sacristy. They may also be dropped off during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 9am to 4:30pm at the Parish Office. All items should be returned by March 18. Easter baskets and food items for the Adopt-A-Family baskets are due to the parish office no later than March 15.

Thank you for everything you do to support St. Mary parish and the poor in our Community.

George Krinke, your Christian Service Coordinator