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"Let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven."

-Matthew 5:16

SAFE ENVIRONMENTS

The following Safe Environments Requirements must be completed prior to volunteering with OLGC.

Thank you for your attentiveness!

Volunteer at OLGC

For general inquires, contact Michelle Piccolo, Director of Christian Service [email protected] or (734)453-0326 ext 227.

Liturgical Ministries

Help make our worship beautiful by becoming a liturgical minister. We are always in need! Serve the Lord at His banquet!

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Child Care

The Child Care ministry exists to support families as they encounter, witness, and grow in their faith. Anyone high school-aged and older is welcome to volunteer and unleash the Gospel to the youngest members of our Church family. *Requires Safe Environment Training

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Coffee & Donuts

We are always looking for help to serve parishioners after the 8:00am and 10:00am Masses. Individuals and families of all ages are welcome to sign up!

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St. Aloysius Monthly Food Drive

Every 3rd weekend of the month, we will be collecting food before and after Masses to benefit St Aloysius in Detroit. We need your help loading and boxing up the donations from the Church to the truck as well as driving the truck to Detroit. This is a great service opportunity for families, small groups, and sports teams to volunteer! Sign up for a weekend by clicking the Volunteer link.

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PBJ Outreach

Please meet us any Saturday morning at 6:00am in the OLGC Social Hall to pack food and head to one of our 3 distribution sites in Detroit. If interested in helping PBJ in other ways, visit PBJOutreach.org for more information. No need to email or call - simply show up any Saturday morning to volunteer!

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Serve Those In Our Parish Community

Helping Hands

Helping Hands volunteers serve parishioners who are in need of getting rides to appointments, to Mass, run errands, deliver groceries as well as performing small handyman fixes and seasonal outdoor work. If you would like to help a parishioner with any of these tasks, email Barrie Brown to be added to the list of helpers. *Requires Safe Environment Training

Email Barrie Brown

Bereavement Ministry

When it comes time to help a grieving family during the funeral services, our Bereavement Ministry is there to assist during the liturgy. This much needed ministry also walks with the grieving family for up a to year with monthly contact via phone and cards. If you feel called to serve in this area, reach out to Georgia Scappaticci. *Requires Safe Environments Training

Email Georgia Scappaticci

Meals by Referral

Do you have a gift of cooking and hospitality? Meals by Referral exists to help parishioners recovering from surgery, new mom's recovering from labor and delivery or for those who are sick by providing meals for up to 10 days. Email Lee McDonagh for more information.

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Work of Our Hands Yarn Ministry

Do you love crafts and have a knack for knitting? This ministry uses their gift of creativity to knit and create items such as fleece blankets for baby items, adult blankets and hat linings as well as handmade bookmarks and other gifts to meet the needs of those requesting items with a personal touch.

Email Marilynn Kokoszka

Life Issues

The mission of OLGC’s Life Issues Ministry is to inspire our parish and community to cherish the dignity of all human life from conception to natural death.

Our goals are to educate and spread awareness, spark action and involvement within the parish and community and offer support and provide resources to those impacted by life issues. Click on our flyer to read about some of the events we sponsor throughout the year and email us to volunteer.

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Parishioner Support Ministry

Do you have the gift of gab? Do you like sending cards out of the blue to friends and loved ones? Carol Clinton and Ann Houska run this ministry which sends cards to parishioners who are sick, homebound and bereaved and chat on the phone to bring a smile to their faces.

Email Carol Clinton

St. Kizito Sister Parish Outreach

Bridging relationship from 8,000 miles away, we connect with our sister parish, St. Kizito Bwayiise Parish in Kampala, Uganda. Rooted in solidarity and a belief in one universal Catholic church, each parish family grows in faith from the gifts we bring to one another. This ministry provides medical care to those who once had none, matching families from OLGC with children of the Bwayiise slums to ensure an education. Our support goes to the church and school, seeking to live Christ’s command to love one another–and pray for each other. To learn more, email Jasmin Walker by clicking the link.

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Clergy Appreciation

We are so grateful for our priests! This ministry serves to support, honor and thank our priests and deacons through spiritual bouquets, meals, notes and clergy appreciation days. If you'd like to help out, reach out to Mary Zick for more information.

Email Mary Zick

St Francis Community Garden

The St. Francis Community Garden, located outside the Social Hall, has been operating since 2018 providing food for those in need in our community. Every summer we deliver hundreds of pounds of fresh vegetables to Salvation Army of Plymouth and St. Mary’s Food Pantry in Wayne. If you’re interested in helping water and maintain the garden, or deliver the harvest, reach out to Susan Gutman.

Email Susan Gutman

Other Service Opportunities

Serve in the Surrounding Area

Hope Clinic - Ypsilanti

Hope Clinic is an interdenominational Christian nonprofit organization, provides compassionate and practical help to those in need, ministering to the whole person with dignity and respect and is located in Ypsilanti. Hope Clinic offers free dental and medical services. They also offer free weekend meals, a food pantry, laundry services, fresh produce distribution, care and share closet, baby care and financial assistance.

Click here to volunteer at Hope Clinic.

Vista Maria - Dearborn Heights

Vista Maria volunteers ignite possibility! Every year hundreds of people share their time, thoughtfulness, and talents with our residents—helping each young person heal and transform, showing them love and empowering each person’s own courageous path. Go to their Volunteer page to find out how you can make a difference in a young girl's life today!

AAA Pregnancy Resource Center - Livonia

Pregnancy Resource Centers are at the forefront of the pro-life movement in our Post-Roe country. But they need your help to keep their center running efficiently. AAA Pregnancy Center in Livonia has many opportunities including:

  • Receptionist | Answer questions that callers have; directs calls as necessary.
  • Client Associate | Meet with clients during their first appointment.
  • Baby Shop Clerk | Sorts, organizes and distributes baby clothes and supplies.
  • Medical Sonographer | Conducts ultrasounds using our equipment.
  • Men2Men Associate | Meets with men who accompany women to ultrasounds.
  • Handyman | Assists with repairs/updates to building, equipment or property.
  • Cargo Carrier | Transport baby items from Mom2Mom sales to the AAAPRC.
  • Mailing Volunteer | Assists in putting together mass mailings.
  • Baby Bottle Volunteer | Assists in prepping or processing bottles for campaigns.
  • Church Liaison | Communicates the AAAPRC’s needs and events to their church.
  • Event Volunteer | Various responsibilities associated with special events.
  • Fundraiser | Contacts various companies for possible donations.

Go to their website to volunteer.

Sanctum House - Novi

Sanctum House provides a safe refuge for women survivors of human trafficking. They provide 24/7 housing, healthcare, dental care, education and so much more. They are in need of the following volunteers:

  • Drivers
  • Mentors
  • Social Media Support (to use and share pages on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Fundraisers – Strategic fundraising planning Committee, specific event planning, general event volunteers, ie, greeters, clean-up, set-up, decorate, etc
  • Hair Stylists
  • Nail Technician
  • Exercise
  • Art & Craft
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Nutrition
  • Personal finance
  • Life skills
  • Gardening
  • Couponing
  • Recovery classes and/or coaching
  • Recovery Sponsors
  • Animal Assisted Emotional Support Therapy

Visit their website to put your skills to work for good!

Serve In Detroit

Manna Meals

OLGC has been responsible for staffing the Tuesday morning volunteers at Manna Meals for well over 20 years. This ministry prepares and serves sandwiches and soup for the homeless at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in downtown Detroit in an effort to provide fellowship for marginalized brothers and sisters.

Manna Meals meets once per week on Tuesday mornings at 6am in the OLGC parking lot to carpool downtown. Come join us by contacting Ann Schneider at (248) 767-0778 or email her at [email protected]

St Aloysius Neighborhood Services

St. Aloysius in Detroit is in need of volunteers for any of the following:

  • Sandwich Making (third Sunday of the month as a parish)
  • Sandwich delivery to people on the streets
  • Sorting donations
  • Assembling toiletry bags for the homeless
  • Grocery delivery to senior citizens
  • Food pantry
  • Flash picnics
  • Visit the elderly
  • Health Ministry (Need RNs)

To volunteer, visit their website.

Saint Christine's Christian Services

SCCS is a non-profit organization that serves the needs of the community, foremost among them the Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry.

To volunteer, please call Patty H. at (810) 919-0591.

Center for the Works of Mercy

Located on Woodward Avenue in the heart of Detroit’s North End neighborhood, the Center for the Works of Mercy is the new home of Catholic Charities in Detroit. In collaboration with numerous community partners, the Center for the Works of Mercy puts love into action by offering multiple services under one roof that fulfill a person’s basic needs. These basic needs are the foundation of the corporal works of mercy.

Go to www.ccsem.org/cwm or click here to download the brochure: Center-for-the-Works-of-Mercy-Brochure-Final

For volunteer opportunities, click here: Clothing Volunteers- CWM