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

Every Sunday, directly from 8:00 AM Mass, ministers bring Holy Communion to all Catholics who desire the Sacrament (75-100 patients) at Troy Beaumont.
You would not visit any COVID floors. You must be a “Beaumont Volunteer” to serve at the hospital and strict safety protocols are in place.
A 4-step training process is provided. You schedule yourself on a sign-up genius and we ask that you serve approximately every 5-6 weeks.
You are very much needed and are back home by lunchtime.

Contact Kim Houseman

Communion to the Homebound

Once a week parishioners who are unable to participate in the Sunday Liturgy are visited and brought Holy Communion by rotating 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. Contact Kim Houseman at Ext. 112 or khouseman@stanastasia.org.

Contact Kim Houseman

Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP)
Tom O'Hara

St. Vincent de Paul 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 Wednesdays at 7 PM. All are welcome to attend and explore how you can assist the Society.

Contact Tom O'Hara

Stephen Minister Trainee
Juile Skotzke

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 on Monday evenings from Oct - Apr). We need men and women. Once you are commissioned, you would give care approximately once a week for an hour.

Contact Juile Skotzke

Funeral Assistance
Holly Michelcavage (248) 689-8380 Ext. 109

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

Contact Holly Michelcavage

Lead Prayers at Wake Service
Holly Michelcavage (248) 689-8380 Ext. 109

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

Contact Holly Michelcavage

Veronica (Funeral Luncheons)

One of the long-time ministries at St. Anastasia is providing a meal for the family of deceased parishioners following the funeral liturgy. We always need help on the day of the luncheon, setting up, serving
and/or cleaning up.

Contact Kim Houseman

Clothing Drive Deliveries

Our parish will be conducting a clothing collection on a Saturday morning in the fall and in the spring. We are looking for volunteers who are able to deliver the items to the organizations we support. If you are interested in volunteering please Contact Kim.

Contact Kim Houseman

Easter Food Basket Deliveries

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

Contact Kim Houseman

Focus: HOPE/Bethany Villa Deliveries

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. Substitute drivers 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.

Contact Kim Houseman

Food Pantry Drivers (local)

Our intake items for our homeless clients are abundant and drivers are needed to take the donations to their destination. Drivers are on a rotating schedule, every 5-6 weeks for about an hour of time during the day. In the summer we also serve two additional local shelters who receive fresh vegetables from us.

Contact Kim Houseman

Giving Tree Deliveries

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

Contact Kim Houseman

South Oakland Shelter (SOS) Drivers

We assist a local church that will host the South Oakland Shelter program for one week in the winter of 2022. 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 you are home around dinner time.

Contact Kim Houseman