DAYTIME WARMING CENTER
During the month of January, we open up Newman Hall to people experiencing homelessness so that they may find a place of warmth, food, rest, and most importantly, companionship. The Daytime Warming Center provides an amazing opportunity to get to know our neighbors and to enter into deep solidarity through service of the most vulnerable.
The center is open M-F throughout the whole month of January from 8:30AM-4:00PM. Volunteers can sign up to bring lunch, snack, or to be a host.
Sign-up link coming late-November 2019
MEN’S ROTATING SHELTER
Each winter, we host an overnight shelter in Newman Hall for men experiencing homelessness. Volunteers can sign up to help with welcoming the guests or staying overnight with the guests. The Men’s Rotating Shelter is a wonderful way we can create a community of kinship here in Ann Arbor – where we are not “serving the other,” but being “with the other.”
Rotating Shelter 2020 Dates: March 9–16, 2020
Sign-up link coming February 2020
Rooted in Christ’s call to recognize Him in one another, especially in the marginalized, St. Mary Student Parish loves and welcomes our immigrant brothers and sisters. We serve as a safe home and dynamic resource for our immigrant and non-immigrant communities by providing pastoral care, education, and advocacy opportunities all based in mutual companionship
We offer a variety of ways to get involved with this dynamic ministry, such as joining our immigration team, driving/accompanying parishioners to immigration court and check-ins, or teaching English as a second language. Click here to learn more!
FEAST DAY OF SERVICE
Each year during December, St. Mary gathers as one in prayer before being sent out to serve the poor and vulnerable in our community. Following in the footsteps of our patron Mary, we celebrate our Feast Day of Service by saying yes to God’s call to live out a faith that does justice so that God and the kingdom may again become incarnate, breaking forth into the life of our community with power.
Everyone in our parish community is welcome to participate in this celebratory day, including families and students!
Feast Day of Service 2019 Date: December 7, 2019
Sign-up link coming November 2019
ADVENT GIVING TREE
At the beginning of Advent, baskets of gift tags are located near the altar, in the atrium, and at the back of the church. We invited parishioners to take a gift tag and purchase the request gift to brighten the holiday season for someone in need.