World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

July 30

Governments worldwide are urged to take consistent measure to defeat this scurge.  This resolution decalred that such a day was necessary to “raise awareness of the situation of victims of human trafficking and for the promotion and protection of their rights.”

“No more slaves, but brothers an sisters!”
(Message of Pope Francis, Day of Peace, 2 January 2015)

Can you pray with me for the end of this violence:

  • Women, men, and children are treated as objects, deceived , abused, often sold several times for various purposes, and eventually killed, or in another way, mentally or physically destroyed, and finally excluded and abandoned.
  • Prayer: Help us, God our Creator, to take on responsibility for all those who have become victims of trafficking; to protect their rights, to ensure their safety and that of their famiies, to prevent corrupt people and criminals from evading justice and to prevent them from having the final say on the lives of others

Babysitting Lessons and Safety Training

BLAST  – Tuesday August 23 – 9am – 1pm

MUST Register @ kim 248.689.8380×112

Taught by Nurses from St. John Providence Health System and developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics for teens and pre-teens (ages 11 – 15) to learn about the responsibilities of caring for children.  Using scenario-based learning, the class will also address staying safe and dealing with emergency situations.  This class teaches the knowledge and skill necessary to safely care for infants and children including how to:

  • Make good decisions and solve problems.
  • Keep the children and the sitter safe.
  • Infant and Child Choking
  • Handle emergencies such as injuries, illnesses and household accidents.
  • Interview for the job and manage their babysitting business.
  • Be a good leader and role model. * A healthy brown bag lunch and beverage to eat during class lunchtime (Note: Food must be ready to eat; no microwave meals allowed).   Parents MUST drop off each child in person at the classroom to fill out paperwork.  Children will NOT be released at the end of class except to the parent or guardian.   Participants receive a Certificate of Completion, handouts and materials.
  • Sign up now, limited space available
  • What to bring:* A infant sized doll or stuffed animal to practice diapering & and brown bag lunch
  • The cost is $10 per person, make checks payable to St. John Providence.

Euchre Club

Sept 10, 2016 – Doors open at 6 PM

Hosted by the St. Anastasia Knights of Columbus

Only $15.00 per person (pay at the door), includes;

Dinner, beverages, snacks, dessert and a night of Euchre.

Prizes will be awarded.

No Partner needed – just come and enjoy the evening.

Contact TIM DUNNING with your reservation ASAP – moc.y1469935814awwow1469935814@gnin1469935814nudmi1469935814t1469935814

Garden of Giving

If you have a backyard garden, you probably have an abundance of produce.  Once you have shared with your family and neighbors, if you still have an abundance left, we can help you share it with others in need, at Lighthouse in Pontiac and seniors on very low income in Troy.

Simply bring your unwashed, fresh produce to St. Anastasia (4571 John R) on Sundays or Wednesdays.  You may drop it off outside, just in the front of the Pastoral Center doors.  There will be containers and a garden fence to indicate the drop off area from August 1 – Sept 15th.

There are many hungry people, not very far away.  You can make a difference just by sharing of yourself and your gifts.

“Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And the king will say to them in reply, Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of the least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:37, 40)


For more information please contact Kim Houseman, 248.689.8380.x112.

Forgotten Harvest

 All around you in your community – doing God’s work!

Two additional acres at Forgotten Harvest Farms were planted with “nutrient-rich” crops such as kale and collards for the Flint families.  They expect to harvest 30,000 pounds of produce on that acreage.  Flint families also will receive over 1,150 pots with seeded kale, collards, spinach, and instructions so that they will be able to grow produce and snip plants throughout the season to help combat the potential effects of lead in the water.

Support Forgotten Harvest; they are taking special care of our people!


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