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 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 938-9652
A three-day weekend focusing on prayer, study and Christian action for achieving spiritual renewal or awakening.

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

Knights of Columbus (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.

Health Promotion Ministry
The mission of the Health Promotion Ministry is to assist our faith community to live full, abundant, healthy Christ-centered lives. If you have questions about this ministry or would like to become involved, please call Annette Andres @ 947-7527 or Pat Salathiel @ 938-2128.

Local Charities
The following organizations accept donations of clothing, household goods, furniture, etc. and all organizations operate thrift stores. Volunteers are always welcome, as are monetary gifts.

St. Vincent DePaul
Address: 1207 Woodmere Avenue, Traverse City, MI. The Society of St. Vincent dePaul is composed of women and men who seek personal holiness through works of charity. For more information contact Julie Ellalasingham at (231) 883-7435.

Father Fred Foundation
Phone: 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