St. Joseph Parish Christian Service Commission meets on the first Tuesday of the months September-June; 7:30- 9:00 PM in the conference room in the main office corridor. Sub-committees of the commission are Justice and Peace, Disability Concerns, Health Advocacy, Parish Services, Life Issues, and Legislative Concerns. Annual standing projects and events also include the September Prison Ministry BackPack Collection, the Advent Sharing Tree, the June Baby Shower for Catholic Social Services, the biannual St. Vincent de Paul Bundle weekends, and three Fund-raising Dinners.
If you are interested on being an active member of this Commission or would like to work on a committee of interest, please contact:
248-446-8700 ext 104
Director of Christian Service
Justice and Peace
To promote, through goals, objectives, and action steps, the themes of Catholic Social Teaching by infusing them in the life of the Parish.
- CRS Rice Bowl Collection;
- CROP Hunger Walk;
- International Month of Peace and Peace Pole;
- St. Dominic's Community Urban Outreach
Prayers for our loved ones in Military Zones
I pray for your continued strength to be strong in the face of adversity.
I pray for peace in your hearts to show others how to find their own peace.
I pray for your safety that you may return to your families and friends.
I pray that your hope, courage, and dignity will remain intact so that you may show others the way.
May God bless you… Today, tomorrow, and always. Amen.
Let us continue to pray for an end to war and peace by every diplomatic means and with humanitarian concern for all.
Pray for: SS AF Jordan Dombrowski (ENG), grandson of Louise Dombrowski; AF Master Sgt Kathryn Aleshire (SKOR), daughter of David and Mary Kelley; Emily Barnes (AFG), Granddaughter of Judy and Ron Vorndam; Lance Corporal Philip Stevens, grandson of Nancy and Ed Duczkowski; PFC Nicholas Morris (AFG), grandson of JoAnn Giacobbi; Pvt 1st Class Michael Vaquera, son of Steve and Jean Vaquera; USAF Staff Sergeant John Robert Irwin, Afghanistan, son of Deacon Chris & Teresa Booms; Jonathon Conklin HN2 (AFG), grandson of Jean Regan; Joshua Regan AMAAE6 (JAP),grandson of Jean Regan
Do you have a loved one overseas in the military, security, or state department positions whose name you would like to put in the bulletin for prayers? Please call Toni McNamara, Director of Christian Service
To assist members of the Parish to welcome and include persons with disabilities and their families into Parish life and to sensitize the Parish to the gifts and needs of the disabled
To address and act on those issues which have an impact on the dignity of human life.
- Convalescent Homes Bingo, mass & events;
- Respect Life Month & Awareness;
- Environmental Issues;
- Prison Ministry;
- Advent Sharing Tree and CSS Baby Shower
Northfield Place Bingo:
Prizes are always needed for the Bingo Prize Cart at the Whitmore Lake-based convalescent home. Canned potato chips, jewelry, men's and women's colognes, full-sized toiletries, and boxes of candy bars would be great. Quarters are always appreciated, too, for the center's vending machines. If you would like more information on volunteering at Northfield Place Convalescent Home, please call Pat Luther at 248-437-7489.
To facilitate the Parish respose of support, hospitality, resource and/or condolence for people in need.
- St. Vincent de Paul referrals;
- Active Faith;
- Emergency Help: food, gas & community referrals;
- Vicariate Networking;
- Mass Transportations;
- Parish Dinners to raise awareness & funds
St. Joseph Parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul
You may know the Society as the Sunday morning Doughnut and Coffee Hosts, but did you also know that they contribute to charitable organizations in the area, help qualified individuals with rent and utilities, and support St. Dominic Community Outreach in Detroit to name only a few of their outreach projects. All parishioners are welcomed to join our society or volunteer for individual projects. If you are interested, please call Toni McNamara, Director of Christian Service, 248-446-8700.
To promote legislative action by outting Caholic Social Teaching before the Parish at large.
- Legislative Speakers & Workshops;
- E-mail, phone-ins & letters for action;
In response to the difficult economic times facing metro Detroit and the entire State of Michigan, His Eminence Adam Cardinal Maida, archbishop of Detroit and chairman of the MCC Board of Directors, has composed a pastoral letter on the economy titled Christ Our Hope. Go to USCCB.org for more information.
To provide a network of Parish health care information and support and to make the Parish sensitive to legislative health issues.
- Parish Nurses;
- Drug & Alchohol Awareness;
- Blood Drive/Blood Pressure Screening;
- February Health Awareness Speaker
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon
Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 AM
Holy Day Mass as Published
Sacraments And Pastoral Concerns
Sacrament of Baptism
The sacrament of baptism is ordinarily celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month following the 12:00 Noon Mass. Please call the Parish Office at 248-446-8700, at least two months in advance in order to make arrangements. There is a required Baptismal prep class which is normally offered on the second Monday of each month. Please call the Parish
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(RCIA) is the process whereby new members are initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and eucharist, and baptized Catholics may complete their initiation. For information, call Cathy Borsh, Pastoral Associate, Ext. 109.
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Sacrament of Marriage
Please call the Parish Office at least 6 months before the proposed marriage dates in order to arrange for the necessary preparation. An appointment is necessary before a wedding date may be scheduled.
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Interpeter for Hearing Impaired at 5:00 PM Mass on the third Saturday of each Month.