Community Ministry

“There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord…”(1 Cor. 12:4)

Donations to I.C. Food Pantry
Contact: Cliff and/or Jan Mannor through the parish office at (231) 938-9214.
Donations of non-perishable food are accepted in the church lobby on the first weekend of each month. Food Pantry distributions are through Immaculate Conception Church on Second St. in Traverse City.

Marriage Encounter
Contact: Andy & Ilene Taylor at (989)-275-5427
A program designed to give married couples the opportunity to be alone and examine their lives together.

Contact: Pete VanBerlo at (231) 938-9652
A three-day weekend focusing on prayer, study and Christian action for achieving spiritual renewal or awakening.

Catholic Human Services
Phone: (231) 947-8110
A Catholic organization offering programs to provide counseling for individuals, families and communities.

Knights of Columbus
Contact: Steve Sincic
(Council #9979) Meetings are the first Thursday of each month. The Knights are a major religious, charitable and social force in the parish. We urge you to join.

Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet
There is no charge for items on loan. We are always looking for medical supplies, no fabric items, please.

Local Charities

St. Vincent DePaul
Address: 1207 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, MI. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is composed of women and men who seek personal holiness through works of charity.

Father Fred Foundation
Phone: (231) 947-2055
Address: 826 Hastings St. Traverse City, MI. Father Fred Foundation is a non-denominational charitable organization. The foundation provides basic needs to as many as 40 to 50 families daily.

Goodwill Industries
Phone: 922-4805
Address: 2279 W. South Airport Rd. Traverse City, MI. Goodwill Industries operates a homeless shelter, Meals-On-Wheels, and a sheltered workshop.

Women’s Resource Center
Phone: 941-1210
Address: 720 S. Elmwood, Traverse City, MI. Women’s Resource Center provides shelter to victims of domestic violence. Group and individual counseling is offered. A men’s program is offered for perpetrators of domestic violence.

LOVE Inc – “Love In The Name of Christ”
Phone: 941-5683
Enables local churches to share Christ’s love by providing the necessary link between church volunteers and those in need.

Prayer Shawl Ministry:
Phone: (231)632-8005
If you are interested in taking part in this beautiful ministry, need more information or know of someone in need. Contact Kathy White (231)632-8005 or

Safe Harbor Grand Traverse
(844) 900-0500
Dedicated to the preservation of the physical health and spiritual welfare of adults experiencing homelessness. A primary goal of Safe Harbor is to offer food, shelter, and hope for our guests.

(231) 944-1710
A community of single moms who are walking through our stories, uncovering our greatness, and courageously moving forward.

Beauty of Life
Meal chains for women who choose love. We promise to support local mothers in need with healthy meals during and after pregnancy. We seek to emphasize the value of life: both that the of the child and the mother.

Daughters of the Holy Spirit
Women’s group open to anyone 18 years and older. Meets the first Wednesday, of every month, starting at 6:30pm for Adoration in the church then moving downstairs for fellowship, conversation and reflections.

Confraternity of St. Jospeh
Michael Wigton
Men’s group open to anyone 18 years and older. Meets the third Wednesday, of every month, starting at 6:30pm for Adoration in the church then moving downstairs for fellowship and a talk.