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

Seeking New Blood Drive Co-chair

Would be interested in Co-Chairing the Blood drives for the next year, starting in the fall?

Linda Perry has been doing an exceptional job as Chair, but has changed jobs and is no longer able to serve in this way.  My hope is to find 2 people to share the ministry.

Training will be provided.  This ministry  involves writing Good News Bulletin articles, and recruiting volunteers after Masses by having a table in the narthex where parishioners can sign up for appt times.

We try to have 4 drives a year.  We would also need the leaders to oversee the “day of” the blood drive from 1-7pm.  There is a current list of volunteers who love to help out on the day of – also – there is also support from the Red Cross Association on the day of.

We are looking for someone with great organizational skills and a big heart.  Please call me with any questions or interest.  We need you! We are currently one of the Top parishes who donate in the SE Vicariate.  Please let’s continue to give.


Peace and goodness to you

Kim Houseman


No One Dies Alone

We are Very short on NODA volunteers at this time.

Troy Beaumont Hospital is looking new volunteers to support the No One Dies Alone (NODA) program. This program provides a reassuring presence to dying patients at the Hospital who would otherwise be alone. It is led by volunteers from St. Anastasia and other local parishes.  Volunteers with the help of Hospital Staff, offer patients a caring bedside presence providing one the most valuable of human gifts: a dignified death.

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please contact Kim Houseman 248.689.8380. You must be a “Beaumont volunteer” in order to participate.  TB test and flu shot are free to Beaumont Volunteers.

Why donate?

Why should I consider giving to CSA ?

Our gifts to the CSA put these themes into action. St. Teresa of Avila reminds us, Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours … Together, we, as the Body of Christ, every day, in some way through our support of CSA-funded ministries, programs, and services, impact the lives of thousands in southeast Michigan and beyond. We bring Christ’s mercy and love into their lives, and by our showing that love, send a powerful evangelization message for all to witness.

All of us, personally and through our parishes, enjoy the fruits of the work of the archdiocesan Central Services departments and offices seeking to carry out the mission of the Archdiocese of sharing Christ in and through the Church. When we use God’s blessings to pledge our annual gift to the CSA, we join with our sisters and brothers in Christ throughout the Archdiocese to do the Lord’s work — work that no one individual or parish could possibly do alone.

If you have any questions regarding your CSA contribution, please call Brian Burgin at 248-689-8380 x 130.

NEW THIS YEAR:  For your convenience, you may submit your pledge and payment information directly to the Archdiocese by going to the online portal.  Otherwise, you can submit your pledge information using the form on the reverse-side of the letter from Fr. Steve – OR download this CSA 2017 Pledge Form to print and mail.

May God bless you for your generosity.



Prison Letter Writing

Would you like to be a letter writer for a female at Oakland County jail?  Sometimes the occasion turns into a pen pal event.  We are seeking volunteers who would like to write letters of encouragement and prayer to an unnamed female to share the Light of Christ with them.  There are guidelines and rules.  We will be using the St. Anastasia mailing address and the letters will be hand delivered by a minister at Bible Study.  If you are interested or have more questions please contact Kim Houseman @ 248.689.8380 x112.