There are many opportunities to serve at St. Therese. Look through this list and let us know if you'd like to begin serving in a ministry.
Adult Altar Server: Adults assist the presider primarily during funeral liturgies. They may also serve at other liturgies, such as weekend Masses, if desired.
Adult Choir: Sing in a traditional choral group for 9:45 AM Mass on Sunday (from September to June) and other special liturgies throughout the year. Choir members also attend weekly choir practices as scheduled.
Altar Care: Clean and prepare sanctuary for Mass and launder the altar linens.
Altar Server: Assist the presider during parish liturgies. Students in 5th grade and up can serve in this ministry after completing a one hour training session. Families are encouraged to participate together if desired.
Arts & Environment: Assist in decorating the church for the various liturgical seasons.
Bountiful Bakers: Provide homemade baked goods for various parish functions and special events when requested.
Bulk Mailing: Occasionally assist office staff with large parish mailings by folding and stuffing envelopes.
Cantor: Lead music as a soloist during Mass. Must audition with Music Minister and attend weekly rehearsals.
Career Ministry: Assist job seekers with specific skills to help them with job search and career management techniques. This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Catechist or Assistant: Teach or assist in the various religious formation classes for grades Pre/K through 8th grade. Lessons are planned for you.
Children’s Choir: Children perform twice a year for the Christmas and Easter liturgies at the 11:45 AM Mass. Children must be able to read words and should be in grades 2nd – 5thgrade. Rehearsal time is required.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word: Lead or assist children during the 9:45 or 11:45 AM Sunday Masses as they are called forth to listen, reflect and respond to the Scripture readings presented at their level.
Christian Service Commission: Members work to put the social teachings of the Catholic Church into action by overseeing programs and ministries that offer assistance to those in need and other social programs.
Circle of Friends: Gather on Tuesday afternoon from 1-3PM to crochet, knit and sew different items to serve the community for various outreach programs.
Comforting Ministers: Bring Holy Communion to the homebound, those in assisted living, or in nursing homes, who cannot attend Mass due to poor health or other limitations.
Communications/Technology Ministry: Provide the parish with expertise in current technology and social media to support and enhance our parish activities and communication to reach out to our parish community.
Control Room Operator: Assist in the operation of the computer to project songs and readings during weekend Masses and on special occasions.
Development Committee: Develop strategies that will engage the parish community as good Christian Stewards in cultivating financial support for the needs of the parish and the larger Church.
Eucharistic Minister: Assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Ministers are assigned to a team and rotate at various Masses.
Evangelization Commission: Serves as a catalyst for the evangelizing efforts in the parish. Committee members work to ensure that evangelization is a parish priority and it is integrated into all areas of parish life.
Funeral Luncheon Ministry: Teams work as host/hostesses for a luncheon in our parish social hall after a funeral Mass by setting up and serving catered meals or baking desserts to be served.
Funeral Grief Ministry: As part of the Grief Ministry, grief ministers assist and support families on the day of the funeral by welcoming them and helping with any of their needs immediately before and after the funeral Mass.
Funeral Vigil Ministry: Lead Scripture service or Rosary at the funeral home on the eve of the Funeral Mass for families who have lost a loved one from our parish.
Garden Angels: Help with seasonal planting & maintaining outdoor flowers on our parish grounds.
Gifts & Talents Committee: Help to develop and cultivate parishioner’s sharing of their time and talent in the various ministries within our parish community.
Grief Ministry: Provide support for grieving families with cards, phone calls, support meetings and various activities throughout the year.
Health Ministry: Promote health through programs and services for parishioners. Under the direction of our parish nurses, this ministry meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month to plan and implement the numerous health programs our parish provides.
Junior High Nights: Assist our Jr. High Minister with various plans and activities with our 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Most events are held at the parish on Friday evenings, unless otherwise indicated. Events include prayer, snacks and an activity.
Justice & Peace Team: This ministry group works to be advocates for justice, peace and respect for all life by working to overcome injustice and promote peace in our families, communities and the world at large.
Lector/Commentator: Proclaim God’s word and providing commentary where required before and during Mass. Minimal training required and ministers can select Mass day and times for scheduling.
Marriage Ministry: Couples work to support the Sacrament of marriage by hosting events geared for married couples and supporting the vocation of marriage.
MCREST: Participate in various jobs as our parish hosts a rotating location homeless shelter in our social hall one week in August. Leadership positions and volunteers are needed for specific tasks. Signups are held in late July and early August.
Meals from the Heart: Volunteers provide meals to parishioners/families in need. Meals are prepared and delivered, on a short-term basis, to help ease the burden after a recent hospitalization, illness or debility.
Offertory Counter: Teams of volunteers count the offertory collection on a rotating bases.
Parish Office Aide: Assist with data entry, phone calling & special projects as needed.
Parish Pastoral Council: Serve as a consulting body to the pastor (see more information under Councils and Commissions on this website).
Planned Giving Committee: Plan and provide information to our parishioners to apply good stewardship principles to their estate planning. Information regarding important end of life issues such as: will awareness, funeral planning, estate and charitable gift planning, etc.
Red Cross Blood Drive: Assist with registration and snacks at parish blood drive with support of the health ministry.
Religious Education Volunteer: Assist in various programs or activities such as our Vacation Bible School in the summer, hall monitor for Religious Education, assist with providing food and snacks for various activities, etc.
Resurrection Choir: Sing at funerals as needed.
Rosary Making: Group meets twice a month on Wednesday mornings at 10AM and one Wednesday evening a month to make hand made rosaries for hospitals, new parishioners, etc.
Sunday Hospitality: Serve coffee & donuts after Sunday Mass on a rotating schedule.
Soup Kitchen Ministry: Serve and help with meals to the needy in Detroit and other various locations when needed.
Special Events Hospitality Ministry: Helps with hospitality for special events held by our ministries here. Hospitality includes setting up, serving and cleaning up of refreshments at the special event.
St. Vincent DePaul Society: Provide assistance to the needy in our community by evaluating the needs of individuals/families requiring assistance such as rent, utilities, food, medical, etc., and respond based on need and available resources.
Stewardship Commission: Oversees and promotes Christian stewardship as a way of life and helps educate parishioners on the benefits and responsibilities of sharing their God given gifts of time, talent and treasure.
Stewardship Education Committee: Educates the parish on principles of Christian Stewardship, a value strongly supported at our parish, to share our time, talent and treasure with our community.
Usher/Greeter: Assist in greeting and seating of parishioners at Mass, taking up collection and offertory gifts, direct parishioners at communion, provide assistance to those with special needs and distribute parish bulletin after Mass.
Vacation Bible School: Teach or assist in a weeklong summer (late June) children’s program that is geared for pre-school to 5th graders. Teens and adults are welcome to volunteer for this fun-filled week. Help with food, music, skits or other planned activities.
Vicariate Rep: Represent our parish at Vicariate meetings which are held 4 times a year at various parishes in our area.
Vocations Awareness Ministry: Plan and participate in events and programs to support and understand about the various vocations God has for planned for each of us.
Worship Commission: Plan, recommend and implement programs to enhance worshipping at St. Therese.
Youth Ministry: Guide teens in their faith journey to adulthood by being a teen adult leader and helping to facilitate various gatherings and activities.