Christian Service is a 24/7 Ministry at Holy Innocents-St. Barnabas Parish and is recognized as one of the organized Commissions of the Parish's evangelization effort. It's members strive to address the human needs of the parishioners, as well as those in the surrounding areas, through a variety of programs.
Our volunteers are under the leadership of Cecilia Kernen and Diane Conti. Meetings are quarterly at 2:00 pm at St. Barnabas. Meetings run from September through May each year.
Christian Service can be reached at 586-775-4650 ext. 103.
Listed below are some of our projects
Right to Life Sunday: Pro-Life Christmas cards are sold before and after Masses.
Advent Giving Tree: Ornaments are placed on the tree the week before Advent. Ornaments reflect the needs of many outreach programs. Materials donated are distributed prior to Christmas
Parish Blood Drive: Five Blood Drives are planned per year. (See Church Calendar for dates.)
Mother's Day Flower Sale: Flowers are sold after all Masses on Mother's Day. Proceeds go to Right to Life.
MCREST: St. Barnabas hosts a temporary emergency shelter to the homeless for one week in the fall.
Grief Ministry: Counciling and written material to provided to family members of parishioners who passes away for a period of one year.
Ministry of Praise: This is a "Prayer Ministry." Members receive a quarterly newsletter along with a prayer booklet. New members are enrolled at an Anointing Mass at St. Barnabas.
Sunshine: Get well cards are sent every other month to those who are on the sick list in the Church bulletin.
Home Visits: Visits are made to the shut-ins of the Parish bringing them the Eucharist.
Counseling Service: Is provided upon request.
Prison Ministry: To the county jail available through St. Vincent de Paul Society. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 855-8SVDPJI (855-878-3754)
St. Vincent de Paul: Members meet twice a month. Telephone calls are picked up daily and services of food or other assistance is given. Call 586-435-3125 for assistance.
Alcoholics Anonymous Program: Meets four times weekly.
Narcotics Anonymous: Meetings are scheduled Wednesdays at 7:00 pm at St. Barnabas