Christian Service Opportunities

Unless other contact information is given, you can get more information about any of the opportunities below by contacting the Christian Service Office at 734-464-4436.

Advent Giving Tree

Giving Tree tags are available in mid November. The tags include information indicating the age and size of the person in need and are donated to parishes in Detroit and local families in need. Wrapped and unwrapped gifts are returned the beginning of December and placed under the Giving Tree in the Gathering Space of church. It is a beautiful sight in the season of giving.

Altar Cleaning

Cleaning is done in the church on a weekly basis. More volunteers are always needed. For more information please call Mary Ann Bowers at 734- 464- 6489.

Art Workshop

Join in the fun of painting with water color, charcoal, colored pencils or pastels with other artists – both brand new and experienced – on Tuesdays at 9:30am in the Social Area.

Assisted Living Visits

Parishioners take the Eucharist weekly to Angel Gardens Assisted Living in Livonia.

Athletics

There is a St. Colette men’s softball team with games on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. at the St. Colette Parish field.

Blood Drive

St. Colette Parish sponsors four blood drives each year to help reduce the blood shortage and to save lives. You can help by either donating blood or by volunteering to help promote and run our blood drives, resulting in more blood being donated. “Together, we can do more.” Our next blood drive is Wednesday, March 17th starting at 1 pm.

Book Rack

There is a book rack in the Gathering Space of the church that contains pamphlets covering a variety of faith related topics.

Calling Birds

The Calling Birds are a group of parishioners that sends cards and/or notes once a month to those who are ill, infirm, grieving, or to those giving care to those people. Handmade sympathy cards are also sent to parish families that have lost a loved one. The Calling Birds meet on the third Monday of the month at 9:30am in Room A of the Activities Building to make the beautiful handmade cards. If you are interested in joining this ministry, please call Ann Durack at 734-464-6105.                                            

Meets on the 3rd Monday at 9:30 am in Room A. 

Christian Crafters

Christian Crafters is a group of knitters and crocheters that meet once a week on Thursdays from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM. This group makes chemo hats for women who have lost their hair from cancer treatments, blankets for Hospice and nursing homes, hats and gloves for the homeless, and baby items for the Women’s Guild annual baby shower. Great friendships have been formed and we have a wonderful time together. If you don’t know how to knit or crochet, members of the group are willing to give you lessons. If you have questions or are interesting in joining this group, please call Mary Stafford at 734-591-0997.

Meets Every Thursday at 9:30 am in Room A. 

Crafter’s Potluck

4 times per year (March, June, September, December), all 6 of the crafting groups gather together for a potluck lunch. They are Art Workshop, Calling Birds, Christian Crafters, Haiti’s Angels, Mat Makers, and the Quilter’s Circle.

Coffee, Juice, Donuts, and Bagels Weekends

The last weekend of the following months: January, February, March, April, May, September, October & November are set aside for the serving of free coffee, juice, donuts, and bagels after Mass. Come socialize with fellow parishioners after each Mass.

Daughters of Isabella

Blessed Mother Teresa Circle #1413

The order of the Daughters of Isabella is an international charitable organization of Catholic women over the age of 16. We were founded on our motto of Friendship, Unity and Charity. Our purpose is to unite local women in sisterhood to achieve the following goals:

  • To help the less fortunate
  • To always be available for one another
  • Extend our circle to other Catholic women with the same values

If you are interested in learning more about this group of remarkable and committed women, please contact Kay Waldecker at 248-478-4716.

Food Drives

Food/monetary contributions are collected the third weekend of every month (except December). Donations are delivered to organizations in Detroit, including Loaves and Fishes, O.L. Queen of Angels Parish, Sr. Judie Ann’s Homeless Outreach Program, Livonia Cares, All Saints Parish and St. Leo’s Parish in their programs to assist the needy.

Funeral Luncheons

The purpose of the St. Colette Funeral Luncheon Committee is to offer a comforting setting for the family and friends of the deceased to gather nearby after the funeral Mass. They can partake in a delicious catered meal and reminisce about the life of their relative or friend. Parish volunteers are responsible for the setup, serving, and clean up. If you are interested in joining this rewarding ministry, please call Cindy Harrison at 734-420-3317 or Dana Satraitis at 734-464-5557.

Haiti’s Angels

Haiti’s Angels is a group of people recycling and providing for the less fortunate. They meet on Wednesdays from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM in room A of the Activities Center. They make blankets, dresses, and pants from donated sheets and pillowcases. Since the beginning of this ministry in February of 2009, over 6700 items have been shipped to Food for the Poor in Haiti. The Angels need many hands to do their work. Sewing skills are not necessary to be part of this worthwhile ministry. Some of the projects can even be done at home. If you have any questions or are interested in joining us, please call Marisa Pasqualone at 248-478-2247.

Meets Every Wednesday from 1:30pm – 4:00pm in Room A.

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Home bound Visits

Volunteers take the Eucharist on a weekly basis to parishioners who are home bound due to poor health or restrictions caused by aging. Please call Beth Dutton at 734-525-0648 if you would like to volunteer to help or know someone who could benefit from this ministry.

Honoring the Military

Please call the Parish Office at 734-464-4433 to add or take off a name of person serving in the military. Their name will be included in a listing that appears in the bulletin on a weekly basis.

Hospitality

Volunteers help with set-up, serving and clean-up at various parish receptions.

Leisure Club

The Leisure Club meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Social Area at 11:00am. Members play cards and games as well as bring a sack lunch to be enjoyed at lunch time.

Lent Soup Suppers

Soup Suppers are held on the Wednesdays of Lent from 5:00-6:30pm in the Social Area, beginning with Ash Wednesday and continuing until the week before Holy Week. The meal is followed by Mass with a visiting priest as the presider. Donations from the supper and Mass are given to the visiting priest’s charity.

Mat Makers

The Mat Makers meet every Wednesday from 9:45 AM to 12:00 PM in rooms A and B of the activities building. The mats they make are created from recycled plastic bags that have been cut into strips, tied together and then crocheted or knitted together. Volunteers are needed to flatten, fold, cut, tie, crochet and knit. The mats become portable sleeping mats for the homeless of Detroit. Since the beginning of this ministry in June of 2012, over 40 mats have been completed and distributed to Sr. Judie Ann’s “treasures of the street”. If you are interested in joining the Mat Makers or have any questions, please call Jan DiBasio at 248-478-2995.

Meets Every Wednesday at 9:45 am in Room A.

November Pie Fest

The Pie Fest is held the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving following the 7:00pm Mass. Parishioners are asked to bring two or more pies, one to be shared during the social after Mass and the other(s) to be donated to a local church that is serving a hot meal on Thanksgiving Day.

Outreach

Parishioners, as well as area businesses, donate food, clothing, etc that is delivered to the needy.

Parish Family Picnic

The Parish Family Picnic is held on the Sunday after Labor Day on the Parish Grounds, from 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm. There is a nominal fee per person/ per family to attend, and the ticket price includes food and games. The food options are hot dogs, chips, popcorn, pop, snow cones, ice cream, and more. There are games, and activities for all ages. This is a great opportunity to visit with parishioners you already know or to meet new people from the parish. There are also opportunities to volunteer to help with set up, clean up, and help during the picnic.

Quilters Circle

The Quilter’s Circle meets most Mondays from 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM in room B of the Activities Building. This group sews lap and baby quilts using donated cotton fabric. The finished quilts have been donated to nursing homes, the Felician Infirmary, and St. Mary-Mercy’s Cancer Center. Each February, baby quilts are donated to the Lennon Center. The Youth Group takes some of the quilts to Appalachia each summer and recently quilts were donated to Rachel’s Vineyard in Saginaw. New members are always welcomed. If you sew but have never quilted, we’ll be glad to provide instruction. If you are interested in joining the Quilter’s Circle, please call Judy Prodin at 248-615-4779.

 Meets Every Monday at 9:30 am in Room B.

Sandwich Making

Volunteers make sandwiches on the first and fourth Friday of the month after the 9:00am Mass. These sandwiches help support St. Al’s Outreach in downtown Detroit.

School Supplies / Valentine Candy Collection

School supplies and Valentine Day candy are collected and delivered just before Valentine’s Day to Catholic elementary schools in Detroit.

Soup Kitchen

For about six years St. Colette has provided volunteers to prepare and serve meals at soup kitchens in Detroit. Currently, we are looking for people who can help on an occasional basis.

* All Saints Soup Kitchen – third Thursday of the month, 8:30am-1:45pm

* St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen – fourth Friday of the month, 9:00am-1:30pm

Spring Cleaning

Members of the parish come together for a Spring cleaning of the church. This is usually done the week before Holy Week.

Toy Drive

        As part of the Advent Giving Tree project, toys for children living in poverty stricken Detroit parishes are collected.  These are returned to the church unwrapped at the beginning of December.