There are many ways to serve at St. Mary’s!
If you would like to find out more about any of these ministries or groups, please contact the parish office (810) 686-3920.
Men of the Parish
We are looking for men who would be willing to help volunteer some time to work on our grounds and around the church to take care of some things that need attention. All levels of skill would be much appreciated. We would like to see this men’s group come together for study and prayer throughout the year as well. If you can help, or are interested in becoming a part of this new men’s group, please contact Jason Oyler at 810-922-3273 or email him at email@example.com
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
Assists Priest in distributing the Body & Blood of Jesus
Proclaims readings at Mass (except Gospel reading)
Introduction of the Mass, the intercessions and announcements
Ministers of Hospitality
Ushers and greeters who welcome members and visitors to Mass and assist with seating and other needs.
Assists Priest during Mass. Adults, or any boy or girl, 4th grade or older
Catechist (religion teacher)
Catechist Aide (assists Catechist in classroom)
Assists with program activities. All instructional materials are provided
Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
A process for those interested in learning about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Church with an interest in becoming Catholic.
Fosters a sense of community, fun and fellowship for students in grades 9-12
Makes recommendations to Pastor about matters related to the education and formation of members of the parish and school.
Supports school and athletic programs. Plans and implements fundraisers.
St. Vincent de Paul
Ministers to the poor, including assisting at food pantry
Makes and repairs rosaries for sale, and for distribution around the world
Contributes a dish and/or helps with setup or cleanup
Takes care of the church, breakfasts and bazaar. Many guilds with specific duties make up the Altar Society
Intercessory Prayer Group
Gathers to prayer for the intentions of the Pastor and the initiatives of the parish.
Gathers twice a month to assess the needs of the parish in areas of the physical grounds and desired spiritual/evangelization initiatives. Under the direction of the Pastor, makes recommendations and offers possible solutions regarding improvements to the parish overall.
Plants, cares and tends our parish gardens
Contact Virginia O’Brien for more information: 810-397-8633
Knights of Columbus
Catholic (Mens) Fraternal Order that performs many charitable activities.
Scouts, soup kitchen, Alcoholics Anonymous
Donut Crew Assists on Sundays – helps set up/clean up and maintain donuts, coffee & donuts