Greetings from Suzanne Barcewicz, OLR’s New Christian Service Coordinator

Hello fellow parishioners!

I would like to wish you a blessed Labor Day weekend and a great summers end. Fall is such an awesome time for new beginnings and having had an unprecedented spring and summer in 2020 we are ready to start anew. I know I am! I believe we are all looking for new hope and positive change which brings out the best in every new situation. That is what Unleash the Gospel has been doing in the Archdiocese of Detroit since it’s release in June, 2017. Inspired by the Holy Spirit it has challenged us to seek much needed positive change within our parishes.

As the new Christian Service coordinator at Our Lady of Refuge, I will look to the Unleash the Gospel pastoral letter for inspiration and guidance for ways we as a parish can continue to serve others.

We will also continue to live out our faith by way of the Corporal Works of Mercy:

  1. Feed the hungry
  2. Give Drink to the thirsty
  3. Shelter the homeless
  4. Visit the sick
  5. Visit the prisoners
  6. Bury the dead
  7. Give alms to the poor

We want to grow our outreach to all who fall into the 7 categories above. If you have a desire to serve God’s people and have been looking for the perfect chance to do it, the time is now! Please contact the Christian Service office and watch our website for all of the ways we will serve together. I look forward to working in God’s vineyard with you.

Suzanne Barcewicz
Christian Service Coordinator

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