Parish News & Events
BLOOD DRIVE - Parish Office - 586-792-1190 - firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Ronald holds quarterly blood drives in the Social Hall. The American Red Cross guidelines suggest you can donate every two months. Start now to prepare yourself to donate by eating healthy. Look for more information in the church bulletin as the blood drive approaches. Sign-up sheets will be available with blood drive volunteers several weeks before the drive is to take place. Please consider donating blood at St. Ronald.
CAPUCHIN SOUP KITCHEN - Pat Martin - 586-294-3124
The two kitchen/dining room sites serve full-course, nutritious meals to hundreds of men, women, and children each day. While monetary donations are gratefully accepted, no one is denied a meal because of their inability to pay. There is no eligibility criteria, and meals are served in spacious, clean and attractive settings.
Whereas a portion of the food prepared and served in the kitchens is donated, the major part is purchased, preferably from Michigan producers. Both locations strive to be mindful of environmental concerns by composting organic food waste, and utilizing recyclable consumables and “earth-friendly” cleaning products.
St Ronald parish members volunteer to serve dinner the first and fourth Wednesday of each month at 4390 Conner Detroit, MI 48215. Car pools leave from St Ronald parking lot at 3pm and return at approximately 6:30pm.
ST. RONALD COMMUNITY SUPPER - Tony Mannino - 586-291-2951 - Email Tony
St. Ronald provides a free meal the first Thursday of each month for those in the community who are struggling financially. We average around 100 guests at each meal. The purpose is truly a simple one: to provide hospitality, community outreach, fellowship, and a supper time evening together. It is open to parishioners and non-parishioners alike. The meal is prepared/served by a network of St. Ronald parishioners. We welcome help in other areas too: set-up, serving and clean up. We especially invite our jr. high/high school teens to volunteer to help! For high school students who need hours for community service, this would be an excellent opportunity.
LENTEN FISH FRY - Mike St. Onge - 586-914-0190 - Email Mike
The Lenten Fish Fry involves assistance in the preparation, sales and clean-up at the annual parish fish fry during Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent (except Good Friday) from 4:30 to 7pm.
Help is needed in the following areas:
Set-up and Prep Crew | 10am – 12 Noon | Prepare potatoes, coleslaw, clam chowder, etc
Afternoon Crew | 3pm-7pm | Cooks, Order-Takers, Money-Takers, fill orders, deliver food to tables and clean up of tables.
Clean-up Crew | 7pm-9pm | Clean up kitchen and Social Hall
MCREST - Denise Chopp - Parish Office - 586-792-1190 - email@example.com
St. Ronald participates in this homeless shelter for one week during the first week of June every year by providing daily meals, a place to sleep and shower, and transportation to jobs, training programs and other day sites. The success of the shelter rests on the response from the parish.
To provide homeless and displaced individuals the opportunity for successful transition to independence!
Vision as a Community: a place where men, women and children experiencing the trauma of homelessness find emergency solutions and housing resources.
Agency: the premier advocate for homeless and at-risk individuals where the point of entry as well as the road to transition is accessible.
- Compassion: We will uphold the dignity, honor the diversity and respect the life of every individual.
- Integrity: We will say what we do and do what we say at all times.
- Leadership: With creativity, foresight and fortitude we will open doors and create new opportunities for those we serve.
- Collaboration: Through proactive teamwork we will forge partnerships and streamline resources to maximize our efficiency.
- Communication: With clearly defined expectations and common understanding we will utilize every available tool to advocate for the homeless population and educate the community.
- Accountability: We will efficiently manage and maintain all of the assets including financial, physical and humanitarian that have been entrusted to our care.
What are today's challenges?
- Educating the community about the invisible faces most affected by homelessness today
- Creating housing and stabilization resources in an economic environment that has left thousands of single women and children without a home of their own
- Creating affordable housing options to address the growing homeless population
- Continue to raise the standard of care and navigating the stages of change for homeless men, women and children in the great State of Michigan
From the MCREST website.