Mercy / Encouragement

Do you feel drawn to help and/or pray for the sick or suffering? Do you like to provide assistance to families who are facing physical or emotional hardships? Then consider joining one of our caring ministries.

Beaumont Communion Minister
Kim Houseman

Every Sunday, directly from 8:15 AM Mass, ministers bring Holy Communion to certain floors of Catholics who desire the Sacrament at Troy Beaumont. We ask that you serve approximately every 5-6 weeks. You must be a “Beaumont Volunteer” to serve at the hospital. This requires online training, Flu shot, and meeting with the Pastoral Care Director at Beaumont. You are very much needed! Training is provided. You are back home by lunchtime.

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Bereavement Letter Writing
Kim Houseman

You will be asked to send notes/letters to families who have recently lost a loved one. Your words of encouragement are a way to help them feel connected and loved. You will be send addresses 4-5 times a year on a rotation basis, and asked to mail a note quarterly. Directions will be provided.

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Blood Drives
Kim Houseman

We offer Blood Drives quarterly. We are in need of a team of volunteers to gather appointments the week prior to the drive, and to volunteer at check in and canteen the day of event.

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Clothing Drive
Kim Houseman

Our parish will be conducting a clothing collection twice a year on a Saturday morn. We are looking for volunteers who are able to deliver the items to the organizations we support.

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Communion to the Homebound

Once a week parishioners who are unable to participate in the Liturgy are visited and brought Holy Communion by volunteers from the parish. The minister visits on the day of their choice, arranged in advance with the parishioners. The rotating schedule requires one half-day of time every 4 to 5 weeks visiting 4 - 5 parishioners. Training is provided. Protecting God's Children training required.

Garden Angels (outside flowers)
Kim Houseman

We need volunteers to help clean the flower beds in both the fall and spring, plant flowers in late May/early June, maintain the flower beds throughout the summer, and water the containers. This can be done on your own time schedule in an assigned area. The time commitment can be tailored to few hours once a year, monthly or weekly. Contact Carol Corbin.

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Food Pantry & Local Area Drivers
Kim Houseman

Our pantry intake items are abundant and drivers are needed to take the donations to our neighbors. Drivers are scheduled on a rotating basis, every 4-5 weeks for about an hour of time during the week day. In the summer we also serve two additional local shelters who receive fresh vegetables. During December we need assistance sorting food donations.

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Garden of Giving
Kim Houseman

In the Spring we gather to plant many vegetables to feed our local neighbors who go without. We need a team of people to plant, water, weed, and harvest, We also need drivers to deliver to local shelters and senior centers.

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No One Dies Alone Minister (paused during pandemic)
Kim Houseman

A wonderful program which provides companionship for the dying at Troy Beaumont. Training provided. One must be a “Beaumont Volunteer” to participate. You would be notified via email if there is a patient who needs companionship and prayer. This time involvement is completely up to your availability.

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Letters of Love

Create a letter of hope and joy to be mailed to a senior in our parish. Mail letters to the Parish Office to the attention of Kim Houseman - and she will collect and distribute.

St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)
Kim Houseman 2486898380

St. Vincent DePaul endeavors to meet those in need on a person to person basis. We are energized by the awareness that service to others is in fact an encounter with our Lord. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. We are called Vincentians. We bring a wide variety of gifts to share with our brothers and sisters in need. Our meetings are twice a month on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend and explore how you can assist the Society.

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Stephen Minister Trainee
Kim Houseman

Provide a listening ear and loving heart to those in need of support and care. Stephen Ministers must submit an application, be interviewed, and commit to 50 hours of training at a cost of $50 for the manuals. (Training will take place once a week from Oct - Apr). We need men and women. Once you are commissioned, you would give care approximately once a week for an hour. We are not having a new minister class during Covid.

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Funeral Assistance
Holly Michelcavage Ext. 109

Assist Father at the funeral Mass and then accompany the family to the cemetery to lead final prayers.

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Lead Prayers at Wake Service
Holly Michelcavage Ext. 109

Lead a short prayer service at the funeral home the evening before the funeral.

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Veronica (Funeral Luncheons) (paused during pandemic)
Kim Houseman

One of the long-time ministries at St. Anastasia is providing a meal for the family of deceased parishioners following the funeral liturgy. There are several jobs related to this ministry. No messages are left due to the timing of funerals.

Callers - Callers contact volunteers who have signed up to help, to obtain fruit & desserts needed for the lunch. Guidelines are provided to assist you in determining how much food is needed. Calls would take about an hour.

Make/Donate Food – You will be called on a rotating, as needed basis to donate a dessert or other item for lunch 3-4 times a year. No messages are left due to the timing of funerals.

Set up, Serve and/or Clean Up - Assist on the day of the luncheon. We ALWAYS need help setting up and serving.

Team Members – Members are put on a rotating schedule to lead the Team and will be “on call” for a month at a time. When a lunch is requested, the team contacts other members to assist with set up, serving and clean up. They contact a “caller” to call for the needed side dishes. They also shop for a few items needed for the luncheon (i.e. cream, rolls) at Gordon Food Service on account. On the day of the luncheon the team for that month, oversees the serving of the meal. We contract with a caterer to provide the main portion of the meal. Coordinating with the caterer is handled by parish staff members. WE NEED YOU! Without enough Team Members, we will not be able to serve our bereaved sisters and brothers with this ministry. We would need your help approximately 1-2 mornings a month.

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Easter Food Baskets
Kim Houseman

This once a year ministry needs volunteers who are willing to deliver food baskets locally during Lent.

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Focus: HOPE/Bethany Villa
Kim Houseman

On the second Saturday of each month, supplemental food boxes are delivered to low-income senior citizens at Bethany Villa. You will deliver food (7-8 boxes per person 9:15-11 AM) from St. Anastasia. Backup positions are also needed. Teams are rotated throughout the year so your assistance is needed 3-4 times a year. This ministry is great for family participation! Boxes are heavy so you must be able to carry them.

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Giving Tree
Kim Houseman

Special collections in December for organizations that put our generosity to good use. Help needed with local deliveries of donations.

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South Oakland Shelter (SOS) Drivers (modified needs during pandemic)
Kim Houseman

We assist a local church that will host the South Oakland Shelter program for one week in the winter of 2021. We need support driving shelter clients to and from the SOS office in Southfield back to the church / or work early in a.m. and home around dinner time.

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