CHRISTIAN SERVICE MINISTRIES
If you would like more information about any of these activities or would like to volunteer, please fill out our volunteer form. Volunteer Form.
Christian Service Member
This group is for anyone who is interested in sharing the Christian Service concerns of the parish and supporting the many committees, which fall under Christian Service. Meetings are the fourth Saturday of each month from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. to plan and respond to the many needs of our parish and local communities.
Blood Drive Team
Volunteers are needed to prepare bulletin and newspaper articles, sign up donor appointments after Masses, call previous donors who have not made an appointment as of the week just preceding the date of the Drive, provide lunch and snacks for Red Cross personnel and assist the Red Cross on the day of the Drive. Blood Drives are held at St. Mary of the Hills three times each year ( April or May, August and December).
Funeral Luncheon - Bake
Prepare a dish to be served at a funeral luncheon.
Funeral Luncheon - Phone Caller
Phone volunteers for food donations.
Funeral Luncheon - Serve
Help set-up, serve and clean-up at a funeral luncheon.
This group starts in September and ends in early December. Many volunteers are
needed for teams to coordinate gifts between the parish and people in need in our
community. Help to make phone calls, set up/place cards on trees, and sort gifts.
John R Road Clean Up
Help to clean up the roadsides of John R between Auburn and Avon Roads twice a year.
Justice and Peace Committee / MOSES
Social issues are discussed at these monthly meetings. Past meetings have included movies with discussion and guest speakers about social issues. Service opportunities include Environmental Group, River of Life, and Catholic Caucus.
Ministers of Care - Vigil Service
Facilitate the funeral vigil at the funeral home. Evenings as Needed.
Parish Nursing / Health Fair
Help plan and run the parish health fair in the Fall.
Pray for people in need.
St. Vincent de Paul
When the need arises, St. Vincent de Paul helps needy families, holds clothing drives, prepares food baskets for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter seasons.
Rochester Area Crop Walk is held once a year in October to help feed the hungry. Walking is done in downtown Rochester. Families are welcome to walk. Help is also needed to sell fundraising items after Mass and speak to promote the walk during Mass announcements.
Crossroads Pregnancy Center
Promote fundraisers for the Center.
EME to Mercy Bellbrook
Administer Eucharist to patients at Mercy Bellbrook or the homebound.
Help promote fundraisers for the organization.
Oakland County Gleaners Food Bank
Parishioners meet here at St. Mary's to carpool to the Oakland County Food Bank located on Columbia Street and Walton Boulevard in Pontiac to help box and package food for the needy. Families are welcome to help. We volunteer every other month.
Right to Life
Volunteers help to sell carnations on Mother's Day weekend after all Masses and Christmas cards are sold in November following the weekend Masses.
South Oakland Shelter
Help host the homeless one week a year at St. Mary’s.
People who are trained to be a listening presence to someone experiencing difficulty in life.
St. Michael’s Food Pantry
Food donations of non-perishable foods are needed on the first weekend of each month to help support the food pantry. Volunteers are needed before each Mass the first weekend of each month to greet and thank the people who bring the food donations, help arrange special collection during time of increased need, and post/stuff fliers.
Spread sunshine by mailing cards to parishioners who are ill or going through a difficult time.