If you enjoy welcoming and celebrating with people, providing delicious snacks, assisting with setting up and serving at special events, the Hospitality Ministry would love to have your help! St. Mary’s hosts many events throughout the year for students and community parish members. These events offer opportunities for hospitality volunteers to give their time and/or provide food and snacks.
Some of the opportunities for assistance include:
- Welcome Week Events
- English and Hispanic Reconciliation and First Communion receptions
- Education Lecture Receptions
- Receptions after the Easter Vigil and Our Lady of Guadalupe Masses
- Student Study Nights (to provide snacks for students studying for finals)
- Graduation Receptions
- Pre-Marriage Seminar
- Weekly snacks for RCIA sessions
If this sounds like something you would enjoy, contact Susan Maulbetsch 734-663-0557 x 229 to see where your help is most needed!
CARE OF ALTAR LINENS
Volunteers are needed to care for the Altar linens and are scheduled on a rotating basis to wash and iron the linens. Contact Lanette Mele 734-663-0557 x 232 for details.
SEWING BAPTISMAL GARMENTS
If you like to sew, we could use your help making the white garments presented to babies and children during the Sacrament of Baptism here at St. Mary’s. You don’t need to be a seamstress. The garments are very simple to make. We can supply the pattern and supplies. Contact Lanette Mele 734-663-0557 x 232 for details.
DAYTIME WARMING CENTER
We are called to “love our neighbor”, but sometimes we don’t even know our neighbor. Start this new year by getting to know your neighbor. Here’s how: during the month of January in Newman Hall, our parish community provides a welcoming, safe, and warm environment where people experiencing homelessness can find companionship, compassion, kindness, and respect.
January Daytime Warming Center
Monday – Friday 8:30am-4pm, January 1st-31st
We provide food, coffee, a warm place of rest, the opportunity for conversation, and the building of relationships. Solidarity and mutual giving are the values that guide this ministry.
Consider this your sign from God, and sign up to volunteer and donate: http://bit.ly/warmingcenter
Questions? Contact Jake Derry.