Intercessory Prayer allows us to pray in a very universal way. We meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7 pm in the Narthex of our Church and conclude at 8 pm. This hour benefits in a powerful way our family, parish, universal church, community, country, those in purgatory, and all concerns you bring with you. You may also email your prayer requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come and Join Our Altar Care Team!
Altar Care is a ministry that is essential and very behind the scene. We meet on Tuesdays in the evening at 7pm weekly to offer our beautiful worship space some tender loving care. Pew racks need to be straightened, cobwebs removed from our statuary, pictures and furniture dusted. Clearing out of old reading materials left in the narthex and book racks. Cleaning and filling our holy water fonts and sacred vessels. This takes an hour or less depending on the number of hands available. Please contact Lisa Marie if you are interested at email@example.com or call 248-418-7212. It really is a lovely way to spend some very special time with Jesus.
Vocation Prayer Chalice Program
Our Lady of Refuge has re-instituted our “Vocation Prayer Chalice Program.” The hope of this program is to encourage our families to pray regularly for vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. Each weekend a family would receive the Vocation Chalice at Mass and take it home with a promise to “pray for vocations” during that week. The family would place the chalice in a prominent place in their home and gather each day to pray around the Chalice, asking God to help raise awareness for vocations. A prayer packet will be enclosed in the chalice case to provide prayers for each day of the week. The family will then return the case with the prayer packet and chalice enclosed to the Hospitality Center so the next family may take it home. To participate in this vocation awareness program, you need only to fill out the sign-up sheet that is available in the narthex at the Hospitality Center.
This commission focuses on the heart of worship and the family. Our mission is to help all of us grow as disciples of Jesus Christ. Some of the ministries that are offered are: Altar Care Teams, Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, Funeral Mass Ministers, Greeters, Intercessory Prayer, Men’s and Women’s Fellowships, Readers and Ushers. For more information call Lisa Marie at 248-418-7212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.