Blood Drive Thank You – March 13, 2023

Thank you to Donors and Volunteers

From the American Red Cross …

Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church

Date: March 13, 2023

Total Number of Donors: 32

First Time Donors: 2

Units Collected: 29 (7 pints over Goal)

Potential Number of Lives Saved: 87

Suzanne Barcewicz
Coordinator, Christian Service

Growing Our Greeter Ministry

Our Lady of Refuge is looking to grow our “Greeter Ministry” This is a ministry that is very important to our Catholic Faith.

If you think that you are being called to this ministry think about this in your discernment:

Greeting a person warmly when they come through the door says “We are glad you are here.” Which in turn makes us feel like we belong. This is something that each and every one of us deserves to feel. A warm welcome can cheer up a person’s day, change their mood drastically and help to put them into the presence of God in preparation for Mass. It can also set a positive tone for the rest of their day!

Please consider being a greeter at the Mass you regularly attend.

For more information contact Suzanne Barcewicz, Evangelization Committee @ or 248-682-4099.

Suzanne Barcewicz
Coordinator, Christian Service

2022 Christian Service Advent/Christmas “Thank you” Notes and Donation Requests

Many “Thank you” NOTES are pouring in for our efforts during the Advent/Christmas season. Please take a minute to stop by the bulletin board in the Narthex to read them. 😃

Please consider a donation this month for toiletry items, cleaning supplies and paper products:
Here is the list for needed items:
If your last names begins with:


  • Liquid Dish Detergent
  • Laundry Detergent Pods
  • All purpose cleaner OR wipes


  • Toilet Bowl Cleaner
  • Conditioner
  • Shampoo


  • Liquid Hand Soap OR Bar Soap
  • Deodorant MEN
  • Deodorant WOMEN


  • Toothpaste
  • Body Wash MEN
  • Body Wash WOMEN


  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Ziploc bags
  • Napkins
  • Kleenex

Suzanne Barcewicz
Coordinator, Christian Service

Funeral Luncheon Thank You – Robert Van Slambrook

Our Lady of Refuge continues to pray for the family of Robert Van Slambrook A special thank you for all who made the funeral luncheon beautiful.

Funeral Luncheon Chair: Karen Semaan
Caller: Stephanie Riney
Luncheon Lead: Dianne Kreucher
Table & Social Hall set up: The Knights, Donna Pollock, Sandy Flynn and Karen Semaan
Servers, set up and clean up: Dianne Kreucher, Karen Trahey, & Anne Leahy
Food Catered by Princess Grill (thank you Kenny Ibrihim)
Desserts prepared by: Mary Jane Beresh, Carolyn Diciuccio, Teresa Dushane, Deanna Kay, and Kathleen Pelkey
Clean up crew – Kathy Bartus, Gloria Webley, Valerie Whalen

Suzanne Barcewicz
Coordinator, Christian Service

Pin It on Pinterest