Hospitality help needed!


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Attention Everyone! The “ Live Free! Conference” is coming to St. Anastasia on July 29th for one day only.  Doors open at 7:30 am – Conference runs from 8:30 am – 8:30 pm!

The event is an Archdiocese of Detroit event – and open to everyone.

St. Anastasia will be providing (among other things) the ‘hospitality’ for this event!  That means, we will be responsible for greeting people, making them feel welcome and serving them a very light continental breakfast, boxed lunches, and a catered dinner!

We will NOT be cooking anything.   Everything will be simple, grab and go things that are coming already made.   We are simply putting things out on the tables, beverages, and simple clean-up (like wiping down tables).

Lots and lots of hands will be needed – all day – to make this a success!  Volunteers are encouraged to and will still be able to attend the Conference!

This particular sign up is for the hospitality portion of the Conference only.  

If you are available to help with hospitality during any part of the day – please, sign up online or contact by email Brenda Kozlowski  or call 248-689-8380 ext. 103. 

The sign up has GENERAL time frames needed.  YOU MAY SIGN UP FOR MORE THAN ONE TIME SLOT!

If you don’t see your particular time availability listed – please contact Brenda and let her know what times you are available.

ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS SIGN UP – is the day before!   Friday, July 28th, help is needed during the day to help set up the various areas.    

All volunteers MUST register BOTH for the Conference on eventbrite (below) AND if you’re volunteering with ‘hospitality’ – sign up (or contact Brenda) with the area you are volunteering for. Again, this particular sign up is for the ‘hospitality’ portion only.

And, finally, if you are planning on helping with hospitality- there is a non-mandatory (but highly encouraged) planning meeting planned for the Sunday prior – July 23rd – from 11:30-4:30 in the Davidson Center (a free lunch is included).  This meeting will help everyone get a really good feel for what the event is and what the needs of the day will be.  All are welcome to attend.   Please RSVP to Brenda or Regina so we know how much food to order!

Information about registration and the Conference itself is here:

Live Free! Conference  …   What’s this, you ask? Unbound means freedom and this conference is all about the freedom to be the person God created you to be. To live your life the way you were meant to, to be free to know your Father and have total freedom to belong to His family. Know without a doubt that you ARE His beloved child!

The day is not only educational, but also spiritually hands on. During key points, you will have the chance to respond in personal prayer and reflection; or, you may come forward for prayer ministry with experienced Unbound prayer leaders. For one day you will have the chance to learn about unbound prayer, living free, and being who God truly intended you to be.

Please register at

If you are interested in learning more about Unbound Ministries, go to HeartoftheFather.

Any questions on hospitality – please email Brenda Kozlowski  or 248-689-8380 ext. 103.

If you have questions regarding the Live Free! Conference itself, please email Regina Simony or call 248-689-8380 ext. 120.

Closing recap – 3 things to do:

1.  Sign up asap (if possible) for your hospitality shift here.

2.  Register for Conference on eventbrite  (

3.  RSVP  by email to Brenda  if you’re able to come to the informational meeting on July 23rd.

Prayer of Welcome

Lord, our God, source of all life,
you reveal yourself in the depths of our being
drawing us to share in your life and love.
Bless each of us as we respond to your Spirit’s
invitation to open wide the doors to Christ.
Make the doors of our hearts,
our homes and communities
wide enough to receive
all who need human love and fellowship,
narrow enough to shut out all envy,
prejudice and pride.
Let us hasten to welcome the stranger,
and so welcome your Son.
We make this prayer in his name,
Jesus Christ, our Lord.

May God bless you abundantly for your service to His beloved children!

Brenda Kozlowski, Director of Evangelization and Parish Life

Always Loved, Always Welcome

(248) 689-8380  Ext. 103

Life Remodeled

“Effective witness to Jesus has these attractive qualities: joy, hospitality and generous service to the poor and the marginalized.”
Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron Unleash the Gospel Pastoral Letter

Life Remodeled is a Detroit-based nonprofit that invests approximately $5 million in cash, labor and materials into one Detroit neighborhood each year. Projects are determined by the community’s needs and vision. Life Remodeled partners assist in three areas: Remodeling a school or other community asset, repairing owner-occupied homes, and mobilizing 12,000 volunteers to clean up 360 city blocks in six days.

This year the project centers around the neighborhood surrounding Sacred Heart Major Seminary, St. Charles Lwanga Parish and St. Moses the Black. Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, Sacred Heart Major Seminary and the Archdiocese of Detroit invite Catholics to put their faith into action through this opportunity to perform Christian service in Detroit.


Clean-up days are July 31-August 5.  Clean up activities include mowing grass, cutting overgrown bushes, removing debris, and some painting.  You are encouraged to sign up for a half day, a whole day, 2 days, etc.

Contact Information:
Parish Life and Services
12 State Street
Detroit, MI 48226-1823
ph. 313-237-5934

Homebound Ministry

Once a week parishioners who are unable to participate in the Sunday Liturgy are visited and brought Holy Communion by a volunteer from the Parish. The Minister visits on the day of their choice, arranged in advance with the parishioners. The rotating schedule requires 1/2 day of time every 4 to 5 weeks, to visit 4-5 parishioners.  Training is provided.  Please consider this prayerful ministry, as I am low on volunteers at this time.

Kim Houseman


St Vincent DePaul news

As many of you may have recently noticed, there is now an envelope in your packet of Sunday envelopes to assist the St. Vincent de Paul Conference at St. Anastasia.  Many of you have already generously contributed to this cause, for which we are very grateful.

Our staff liaison for the Conference has been on medical leave; thus, we did not provide advance notice for this new envelope in your packet of envelopes.  We apologize for surprising you in this manner.  We had intended to give notice that this would be occurring.  From this point forward, there will be one such envelope in each packet (thus equaling one envelope for 2 months).  We ask that you prayerfully consider using this envelope and helping our Conference continue their work in helping those who are less fortunate than we are.  We – together – help so many Troy families who are struggling paying bills and rent.  Almost every day some one calls with some type of need.  Please keep us in your prayers.


Thank you and God bless.

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 Tuesdays. 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.