On Saturday December 8, St. Mary Student Parish will gather 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, SMSP celebrates 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.

Mass:  10:00 AM

Lunch:  A light lunch of soup and salad will be provided at St. Mary.

Volunteer Service:  Noon – 4:00 PM

REGISTER HERE! Registration ends Saturday, November 24.

Drive for Refugee Welcome Baskets
Welcome the stranger in Washtenaw County

The Resettlement Program at Jewish Family Services assists refugees and their families with critical social services needed to ease their transition into a new way of living. With our help, individuals become self-sufficient and are able to create a stable living environment in the Ann Arbor area. Whether or not you are able to participate in the service activities on the Day of Service, please consider donating an item for the welcome baskets. These donations can be brought to the parish starting in mid-November.

The list of items includes:

**Linens (all new, please): bath towels and hand towels, twin sheet sets, queen sheet sets, pillows, ***blankets in twin and queen sizes (high need), shower curtain liners and rings, bath rugs

Miscellaneous Items (all new, please): **kitchen and bathroom trash cans, **toilet paper and paper towels, **laundry baskets, Broom and dustpan sets or mops, can openers

Household Items (new or if used, clean and in very good condition): **baking dishes, **mixing bowls, pots and pans (please no scratches if nonstick type), **flatware sets of 4 or more, flatware organizers, **sharp knives

Miscellaneous (new preferred): Extension cords, Kitchen trash cans, Bathroom trash cans, Laundry hampers, Buckets (dollar store type), Alarm clocks