MERCY HOUSE CATHOLIC WORKER

  • Volunteers spend time with guests, assist with meals, and other needs
  • Optional times: Saturday morning, Monday evening, Wednesday evening 

ALPHA HOUSE FAMILY SHELTER

  • Monday, October 18- Saturday, October 23
    • SMSP will provide:
      •  Dinners Monday-Saturday and brunch on Saturday 
      • Volunteers to help with dinners (6-7pm), children’s activities (7-8pm), and for brunch on Saturday morning
      • Signup here

MEN’S ROTATING SHELTER 

During the week of November 29-Dec 5, our parish community will host the Men’s Overnight Shelter in Newman Hall.

We need volunteers to assist with snacks and an activities when the men arrive around 7:30-8pm, provide and assist with a snack, and a couple hosts to stay overnight in shifts.

We’re grateful for your support and assistance serving the community in Washtenaw County!

Thank you!

IMMIGRATION SUPPORT

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!

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.

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.