Christian Service

Coordinator: Pat Holland

 

CHRISTIAN SERVICE COMMISSION

The purpose of the Christian Service Commission is to provide the members of our parish ways to fulfill the Church’s mission of love, justice, freedom and peace to serve each other and our community.


CHRISTNET

ChristNet is a seasonal rotating overnight shelter for men, women and children (when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian).  It is a shared ministry of more than 50 Protestant and Catholic churches in the downriver and western Wayne County suburbs.  St. Constance volunteers provide lunches, dinners and act as chaperones.


FELLOWSHIP WEEKEND

Fellowship weekend is usually the first weekend of the month beginning October through May after the three Masses. This is an opportunity to relax and enjoy meeting old and new parishioners. Parish provides refreshments. Donations are given to help St. Vincent de Paul.


FOOD BANK

Food Banks are available at St. Alfred and Our Lady of the Angels Taylor, Ml. St. Constance parishioners donate food items throughout the year to these locations. 

  • St. Alfred food pantry can be reached at 313-291-4888 and is open Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:30am.
  • Our Lady of the Angels food pantry can be reached at 313-381-3000 and is open Mondays and Fridays from 10:00am to 11:45am and on Wednesdays from 1:00pm to 2:45pm.
  • The following documents are needed for intake at all food centers:  Proof of residence, picture ID, Pay stub of proof of income, ID for everyone in the household (Social security card or birth certificate) and a utility bill.


FUNERAL LUNCHEON COMMITTEE

Funeral Luncheon Group organizes lunches for the family of the deceased. These luncheons are held in the St. Constance Hall. There is a charge per person.


LADIES GUILD

The Ladies Guild is an organization for all ladies of the parish. Benefits of joining the Guild include enjoying new friendships and assisting with Church Functions.

Fundraisers: Bake Sale, Card Party, Calendar Party. These fundraisers are used for the Back to School Giving Tree, Christmas Giving Tree and Easter Basket programs. Parishioners also contribute to these programs. Names for children are received from parishioners, in need, or aware of a family in need. Clients assisted by St. Vincent de Paul are included in these programs. The Ladies Guild supports the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Lincoln Park and other church activities.


LENTEN SOUP MEAL

Provide a simple soup meal on one Friday during Lent — donations to benefit St. Vincent de Paul.


RIGHT TO LIFE

Taylor has a Right to Life Affiliate that works to promote life issues in accordance with Right to Life of Michigan. St. Constance representatives meet with the affiliate once a month from August to June. St. Constance participates in RTL fundraisers, Mother’s Day Rose Sale, Luminary Sale for Sanctity of Life Sunday, provide information for Walk for Life, etc. Participate in Archdiocese approved petition drives.


ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frëdëric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

 St. Constance Conference assist clients with rent, clothing, food, medical, mortgage, and other needs. Also, coordinate with the Ladies Guild on the Back to School Giving Tree, Christmas Giving Tree and Easter Basket programs.

 St. Constance Conference is assisted by donations received from the Poor Box, Fellowship Weekend, and individual parishioners. Our Religious Education sponsors the “Souper Bowl”. This is a program that gives our parishioners an opportunity to donate cash or a can of soup. Canned soup helps to replenish the pantries at St. Alfred and Our Lady of the Angels. Monetary donations are given to St. Vincent de Paul.


THANKSGIVING DAY DINNER

Parish provides a free Thanksgiving Dinner for those alone. This is open to our church community as well as the greater community. Advertising for this dinner is in The Downriver Vicariate, News Herald and fliers are distributed throughout the community. There is a budget for this program, however, donations of turkeys, hams, etc. are appreciated. This dinner is held on Thanksgiving Day, with volunteer help from all over.


 

OTHER...

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - “Monday Night Miracles” Meets every Monday at 8:30 pm in the parish hall.

BLOOD DRIVE - St. Constance sponsors a blood drive twice a year.

BUTTONS & BOWS - Group of widows, divorced and single women, meet monthly from September to May in the Church Hall for social activities.

NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS - Meets every Wednesday at 8:30pm in the Religious Ed Room.