Ministry Guide

EDUCATION, FAITH FORMATION, FELLOWSHIP

All Saints Catholic Women

All women of All Saints Parish are automatic members.  Active members come together for spirituality, socialization, and to provide service to Church and Community.  Retreats, prayer and speakers are planned to help us grow spiritually.  Socialization through meal sharing, meetings and service action.  Fund raising in a variety of ways to support needs of the parish and community.  Meetings are held the third Thursday at 6:00 PM at the Parish Center.
Contact Person:  Lorraine Szymanski 430-6181 or Julie Kowalski 884-1253

DCCW (Diocesan Council of Catholic Women)

Contact Person:  Kathleen Melville-Hall  356-0949

Daughters of Isabella

An organization of Catholic women that uphold the teachings of the Catholic Church, bring spiritual benefits to members and contribute to the common good of humanity.  Charitable endeavors that benefit organizations such as Ronald McDonald House, Karmanos Cancer Center, Breast Cancer Awareness, Right to Life and Youth activities.  Meetings 1st Thursday at 2:00 pm.
Contact Person:  Diane Laseck  379-3303

Emmaus Young Adult Group

We are a group of young adults who gather for prayer, faith-sharing, and fellowship. The Emmaus Young Adult group is open to all young adults between 21 and 39 years member of age, or a returning member.
Contact:  emmausya@gmail.com or through Facebook at our Emmaus Young Adults group page.

Children’s Faith Formation

Religious education for children in grades K-5 where volunteers are sometimes needed to help in the classroom or to prepare supplies needed for classes or family events.

 Youth Group

Jr High (6th-8th grade) or Sr. High (9th -12th) grade where volunteers are sometimes needed to help chaperone or make dinners when needed. Youth group share a meal each week.

REDD

Religious Education for the Developmentally Disabled/Challenged where volunteers are sometimes needed to help in the classroom or prepare supplies needed for a craft for class.

**To help in the classroom with the Children’s Faith Formation, Youth Group or REDD a background check must be done.

 RCIA

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults where volunteers are sometimes needed to make cookies or to share their story of faith with those wanting to come into the Catholic Church.

 *****Call Jackie Benson at the office 354-3019 for more information
on Children’s FF, Youth Group, REDD, or RCIA.

Sunday Coffee and Donuts

Contact person: Sally Shrock 727-2110

Stewardship Committee

We promote stewardship as a way of life in our parish. We welcome parishioners that are willing to work in a supportive role for our committee. You may be asked to serve before and after Mass on various projects.
Contact Person:  Sally Donajkowski  989-590-2575

OUTREACH MINISTRIES

All Saints Parish Office Support

There is a great amount of detail “behind the scenes” to make the work of our parish operate smoothly. Volunteers will be asked to support the work of the office that serves our parish with small and large projects alike doing duties such as data entry, stuffing inserts, putting together mailings.
Contact: Maria Kraft 354-3019

All Saints School

Volunteers at the school help in the cafeteria, library and in the classroom.  Help is needed with fund raisers, such as, Christmas Bazaar, Catholic Schools Week and Christmas Store.
Contact Person:  Deb Kelley 354-4911

Baby Pantry

This is a statewide program that works to prevent child abuse and neglect. Volunteers sort clothing, bag diapers, clean equipment the second Wednesday of each month (9:00 to 12:00).   Wait on families the 3rd Thursday of each month
(9:00 AM – 3:00 PM).
Contact Person:  Kathy Newhouse    356-9317

Blood Drives

Our parish hosts six blood drives each year.  Volunteers are needed in a variety of roles from greeting donors, walking donors back from donating, helping in the kitchen, unloading and/or loading the Red Cross, baking cookies, etc.
Contact:  Parish Office  354-3019

Options Pregnancy Center

Options Pregnancy Center supports women who are learning about their pregnancy and need help, while empowering the community to be a life giving source of that support.  Volunteers are needed to help plan and put forward fundraising events or to assist with administrative tasks in the office.  Volunteers may also be trained in direct care of clients.
Questions contact Seth Peters at sethcan1@gmail.com  or call  354- 6089

Children’s Closet

A Christian ministry that provides new or gently used clothing to needy children in our area.  2 giveaways each year to those referred to by several agencies.  Pick-up clothing, sort and prepare rooms for giveaways.  Sorting done once a week every Thursday at 10:00 located at St. Bernard School.
Contact Person:   Doris Puls    356-9545

Giving Tree

Contact: Jackie Benson 354-3019

Knights of Columbus

The K of C’s has grown to be the largest Catholic organization in the world with principles of charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism.    General membership meetings are the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Contact Person:  Larry Weise   595-9924

Knights of Columbus Auxiliary

The women aid the K of C Council.  The Auxiliary is open to any catholic woman that is in good standing with the church.   The women financially give to the Council and to Catholic Organizations.  The women have their own fund raisers and assist the K of C with their fund raisers.
Contact Person:  Pauline Prevo    356-0322          

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

This is a group of laity who serve the surrounding community with needs such as food, clothing, heat, medical water and any other requests.  Service is provided through home visit, work in the food pantry or store and in special projects.   Conference Meetings 1st Monday at 6:30 PM and Council Meetings 3rd Tuesday at
5:30 PM – both meet at All Saints Parish Center.
Contact Person:  Tom LaCross 356-0792 for general information
Contact Person:  Sheri Allen 354-3671 for volunteering in the Store
Contact Person:  Linda Zielinski 657-0828 for volunteering at the Food Pantry

PRAYER & HEALING MINISTRIES

Funeral Luncheons

There are several teams that rotate serving at the meal.  They set-up tables, provide beverages, serve desserts and clean up following.  Time serving is usually 5 hours.  There is a need for people willing to make salads and desserts if unable to serve. Contact Person:  Pam Boyk 356-1721

Prayer Line

Meet 2nd Monday except July.  Start with pot luck and review prayer list.  Fan out calls to members of whom to pray for.  Prayers are daily until there is no longer a need.  Meeting is the 2nd Monday at 6:00 PM at the All Saints Parish Center.
Contact Person:   Linda Bicksler   354-8094

Rosary Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Prayer Group with devotion to and recitation of the Holy Rosary.  Each person is assigned a decade of the rosary to say daily for one month and then rotate.  Sponsor May and October Marian devotions and Scriptural Rosary on Wednesday nights.  May Crowning for All Saints School in May.  Provide flowers for Marian Shrine.  September is the annual meeting.
Contact Person:  Linda Splitt    358-0661

Rosary with the Homebound

To lead the rosary in select group homes.

Contact Person:  Pam Castro    340-0526

WORSHIP MINISTRIES

Altar Linens Ministry

Presently there is a need to cover cleaning altar server gowns, vestment care and larger altar cloths especially at St. Anne Church.  Substitutes are needed for weekly care.
Contact Person:  LeJean Carter for St. Anne Church, St. John Church and St. Mary Church;
Kathleen Mellville-Hall for St. Bernard Church

Altar Servers and Sacristans

Contact: Office 354-3019

Eucharistic Ministers (Church and Homebound)

Serve at Mass and/or to the homebound.  Must be in full initiation into the church and a registered member.
Have the utmost reverence for the Body and Blood of Christ.  Complete Diocesan Eucharistic Training Workshop.
Contact: Office 354-3019

Lectors 

Proclaim the Word of God at Mass with a confident speaking voice, read scripture to understand context, practice and pray.  Be in full initiation into the church and complete the Lector Training Workshop.
Contact Person:  Ann Marie Ruder 595-5261

Ushers 

At least six ushers are needed at each Mass to greet and welcome people when entering the church, take up the collection for the day and to guide the congregation when receiving communion. There are 272 weekend Masses a year plus Holy Day Masses. Many ushers are needed to cover all these Masses so any given person doesn’t have to usher every week. All are needed and all are welcome.
Contact Person:  Jon Benson 356-2810

Liturgical Environment

This involves decorating the church for different seasons.  Easter and Christmas are times needed for extra help.  There is a need for fresh flowers weekly.  Contact Betty if you can help provide flowers.
Contact Person:  Betty Sytek   595-6432

Music Ministry

If you have a gift of music, either voice or instrumental, contact the following.

4:00 p.m. Mass: Marge Ilsley   354-4988 7:00 a.m. Mass: Ilene Tank  356-0099
6:00 p.m. Mass:  Hans Stevens  657-1598 9:00 a.m. Mass:  Julie Grabiel 464-2272
  11:00 a.m. Mass: Julie Wood  657-4503