Community Ministry

AA

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help each other recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. This group meets every Sunday [men and women] from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Monday [men's only group] from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Health Care Ministry

This program consists primarily of nurses, doctors, and other health care providers who offer training and counseling to St. Kenneth parishioners. On the third weekend of each month the nurses voluntarily take blood pressures after the 4:30 PM Saturday mass and after the 7:30 and 9:00 AM Sunday masses. Throughout the year on scheduled dates, the nurses offer training in CPR, First Aid, the use of the parish defibrillators, nutrition, babysitting and health education sessions. The health ministry team prepares 'good nutrition' and 'good health maintenance' articles for the weekly bulletin, which benefit all parishioners. In addition, the nurses do home visits and talk with families in order to cope with a difficult conditions/situations.

The Health Care Ministry meets on the third Monday of Sept., Nov., Jan., Mar., and May to review the status of their programs and then meets every other month with other parish's nurses and our area sponsor, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital System-Ann Arbor to coordinate/share programs. These dedicated professionals recognize that their specialized knowledge and training are gifts from God and they offer them up to Him by benefiting their fellow parishioners. The group is always open to new members and to discussing any identified need or topic of interest.

AAA Crisis Pregnancy

This organization offers trained counselors who assist pregnant women in crisis, in spiritual and material matters. This outreach is not parish based; it is aided by our stewardship of the Church's teaching on the sacredness of all human life. For more information call 734.425.8060.

Blood Drive Ministry

Five times a year, St. Kenneth sponsors a Red Cross blood drive for the community. The Red Cross brings in their blood mobile and provides the nurses, gurneys, and all necessary donating paraphernalia while St. Ken's provides chairs, tables for signing in, screening applicants, etc. and lunch for the nurses and Red Cross workers. St. Kenneth ranks second in the Detroit area surpassing many major corporations' annual drives. For more information or to volunteer to help you can call Sue Saydak at 734.420.3235 or call the parish office.

Funeral Luncheon

This group coordinates the luncheon gatherings which are held in the social hall immediately following funeral liturgies. This ministry relies on the help of people who are willing to assist in food preparation before luncheons and cleaning after. There are several teams formed and new funeral luncheon ministers are always welcome to join. Call the parish office for more information.

Donuts, Bagels, and Coffee

Warm coffee and sweet treats are but an appetizer to this Sunday morning gathering. Hospitality ministers have transformed cardboard boxes of pastries and stainless steel containers of hot brew, into an inviting atmosphere in which to enjoy the fellowship of the St. Kenneth community. Complete with seasonal decorations, there's really no reason to make a mad dash to any other restaurant.

The St Kenneth Social Hall kitchen serves after the 7:30, 9:00 and 11:00 AM masses on Sundays from around September to April. Families and individuals are encouraged to sign up to be servers. For more information contact Rosie Marsh at 734.927.1255.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)

This ministry is no longer active at St. Kenneth.

Noah's Ark Nursery

The Nursery provides lots of tender loving care for infants and toddlers age's birth through four years old. First impressions are important. Our goal is to help children enjoy their first visits to church so they will be encourages to make Jesus their "Shepherd" in the years ahead. For more information contact Trish MacDonald at 734.420.3179.

Bereavement and Grief Support Ministry

New Hope provides bereavement ministry, care and support to children and adolescents who have experienced the death of a parent or close relative under the supervision of trained facilitators. For more information on this ministry contact the parish office.

Senior Exercise

Seniors meet in the Parish Center twice a week for low impact aerobics, stretching, and strength building using light weights. Sessions are Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Contact the Parish office for more details.