Christian Service

The Christian Service Commission is committed to put into action the principals of both Catholic Social Teachings and Catholic Corporal Works of Mercy. It consists of many leaders for the several committees, groups and organizations within the parish. We continue the Mission of Jesus, to be a sign of God’s presence to all we meet.

Leadership

Lisa Bittner, 734-455-5910, ext. 13 – lbittner@sjncanton.org

Christian Service Commission
Leaders who provide direction for the Christian Service of the parish.


Support Groups Held at the Parish

ALCOHOLICS’ ANONYMOUS
Meetings to support people that have a desire to stop drinking. Meet at 8pm on Wednesday evenings.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP
We help the family cope and give support. We also offer resources to better understand Alzheimer’s.

GRIEF SUPPPORT
Group that is facilitated to listen, guide, and help in any way, people who have lost a loved one. We meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:30p.m.


Service Opportunities and Groups

ADVENT JESSE TREE
Help make, hang tags and deliver gifts.

FUNERAL LUNCH COMMITTEE
Provide food, serve or become a team coordinator for luncheons which are offered to a family after a funeral. This ministry needs more volunteers, so please consider joining.

GARDEN COMMITTEE
Help plant and maintain the flower gardens and grounds of our church.

HEALTH CARE MINISTRY
Coordinate blood drives, offer health education, provide BP checks, flu shot clinic, and CPR classes.

HOMEBOUND MINSTRY
Take Eucharist to parishioner’s home, help assist with monthly Mass at Assisted living facility.

HOSPITALITY COMMITTEE
Provides refreshments for parish events, assist with monthly Coffee & Donuts.

LENTEN SOUP SUPPERS
Friday’s during Lent, help to organize and serve at event.

NEUMANN’S NEEDLERS
Knit or crochet items for charity. Meet 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.(Do not meet in December)

OUTREACH PROJECTS
Assist with any of the following:

Salvation Army-Christmas in July-Ring the Bell in December

COTS Collection

St. Pat’s Food Drives and Senior Center Meal Collections

Heifer International-Lenten Project.

PARISH PICNIC
Help with outdoor activities. Held in June.

PEACE AND JUSTICE
Raise the level of awareness of Catholic Social Teaching on peace and justice.

RELAY FOR LIFE
Help coordinate SJN participation.

RESPECT LIFE COMMITTEE
Provides educational information, and dedicated activities that promote Life.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
Members witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. Assist with clothing drive and special works. 734-544-5910 Ext. #17