The Missions Committee is the funnel through which outreach pours to our local Madison Heights community, the Detroit metropolitan area, the nation, and the world as needs are brought to our attention.
Room Boxes for Refugees During the season of Lent, members of St. Patrick's will be donating household items such as kitchen utensils, bedding, towels, etc. in order to to fill Room Boxes. In coordination with Samaritas, a joint Episcopal Church and Lutheran outreach organization, the boxes will be given to refugees as they arrive to begin a new life in our local communities.
S.P.O.O.L. (St. Patrick's Offering Our Love) is a satellite location of Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. We began offering our volunteer services in September of 2014. Volunteers are matched with older and disabled adults so they may remain in their homes. We offer friendly visits, phone reassurances, run errands, provide caregiver relief, transportation, repairs, and light housework.
Crossroads Soup Kitchen: Our congregation was able to serve 856 meals to persons who were without food due to homelessness, unemployment and health challenges. Thank you to all who contributed their time and financial support!
Our Monthly Committments
Bethany Christian Services – Adoption and foster care support
Common Ground Sanctuary - Aid for troubled teenagers and adults with mental health issues
Crossroads - Episcopal soup kitchen, counseling services, and job training.
Open Hands Food Pantry - Reaches out to persons in southeast Oakland County
Episcopal Relief and Development - Funds for victims of natural disasters
The Ramsey Family: Wycliffe Translators - Translates the Bible throughout the world
Lighthouse/South Oakland Shelter - Providing shelter for the homeless in Oakland County
Miracle League of Michigan – Activities for children with special needs
Dresses Without Borders - sewn with love by members of St. Patrick's
for children in underdeveloped countries
United Thank Offering (UTO)
Holiday Outreach - food baskets and assistance for families
St. Patrick's has adopted to help at holiday times.
Also Santa’s Workshop at Open Hands and Jail Ministry
Mariners Inn – helping homeless men, who are seeking to be free of addiction,
and to live independent lives filled with dignity and purpose
Oakland County Jail Ministry - serving individuals who are affected by crime
- Victims, Offenders and Families -
Sources of Funds
Parish Members' Pledges
White envelopes are found monthly in our pledge boxes
Dimes for Disasters
During the Depresson Bing Crosby and Rudy Vallee sang a song called Brother Can You Spare A Dime? We invite people to place their spare dimes in the marked container found on the ushers' table as you enter the sanctuary. The funds will then be used to help victims of disasters such as hurricanes, tsunamis and earthquakes.
Thank You Lighthouse
In gratitude for God's many blessings, moments close to Christ, healing and recovery,
birthdays, anniversaries, etc. individuals place donations in the lighthouse bank.
In memory of loved ones, some people designate monetary gifts for missions.
Donatons placed in the Angel Jar are designated for special projects.