Faith Pilgrimage – RCIA
This pilgrimage is not only a personal journey, but a parish wide experience. The first phase begins with inquiry. All of us have questions! Here faith filled Catholics and Monsignor McEnhill will guide you in the safety of your peers while meeting fellow members of Our Lady of Refuge. In the second phase we will begin to develop a deeper experience of the life of Christ and His church incorporating our Mass with breakout sessions. The third phase is one of purification and enlightenment. We will celebrate with the entire church special rites culminating at the Easter Vigil. Here within the holiest of nights you will join other Candidates and the Elect around the world for the Sacraments of Initiation – some will be Baptized, some receive their First Holy Communion and finally Confirmation! The fourth phase extends through the Easter Season devoted to mystagogy, as you now enter more fully into the life and unity of the parish community and Church around the world.
Please call me, Lisa Marie, if you have any questions or concerns and to register for this year’s amazing journey into the Catholic faith, 248.418-7212.
Home Bound Ministry
If you or a family member needs a Eucharistic Minister to come to your home for a visit, or if you need a priest to celebrate the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, please call the Parish Office at 248-418-7212 and your call will be directed appropriately.
The other option is of course, that you would bring the Eucharist to your family member. We would be happy to teach you and your family the proper protocol.
It is a beautiful liturgy (prayer service) that can be learned quite easily. It only requires love for your family member, and a great love and respect for the Eucharist. The rest is teachable.
Don’t miss this opportunity to help your home bound family member to be in communion with the Lord and your parish family.
Intercessory Prayer is essential! We are continuing this ministry via Zoom. Please send Lisa Marie an email, firstname.lastname@example.org, so that she may invite you to our next Intercessory Prayer remote gathering. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 pm.
This commission works directly with Monsignor McEnhill, Parish Council, the Commissions and Pastoral Staff in implementing the fundamental principles of Christian Stewards. All people have been given gifts and talents to be shared as an essential element in every aspect of parish life.
Our Ministry Involvement Form allows us to see what your interests are. We promise to call you and help to put your faith in action. For more information contact Lisa Marie Blanek at 248-418-7212 or email@example.com.
This commission focuses on the heart of worship and the family. Our mission is to help you grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Some of the ministries that are offered are, Intercessory Prayer, Prayer Shawl Ministry, Hospitality Ministries such as Greeters and Ushers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Readers. For more information call Lisa Marie Blanek at 248-418-7212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
We are blessed to have talented women and men that have a desire to comfort, pray and offer their gifts of knitting and/or crocheting prayer shawls and lap blankets. These works of art are available to you in hopes of bringing the warmth of prayer and tender loving care into your home, doctor’s visit or treatment, hospital room, etc. If you or a loved one are in need of one of these treasures please see Monsignor McEnhill or Lisa Marie after Mass.
If you would like to participate in the Prayer Shawl Ministry please contact Lisa Marie at 248-418-7212. If you are in need of startup materials we have received donations of yarn and needles to produce these beautiful offerings. Thank you in advance for your time and talent!