Christian Service Commission
The Christian Service Commission exists as a model and resource to enable the entire parish community to put the social teaching of the Church into action through educational and formational programs, as well as hands-on opportunities, the mission of love, justice, freedom, and peace by communally responding to societal and individual human needs. The Commission generally meets on the third Monday of the month. Contact Kate Messina through the Parish Office at (586) 268-2244.
Seven Corporal Works of Mercy
Seven Spiritual Works of Mercy
The spiritual works of mercy are less known than the corporal ones. It is good for us to take a refresher, even though short, in them. Back in catechism lessons we learned that doing these works of mercy was our Christian duty. It was also a means of satisfying the temporal punishment due to sin. It is being like Christ. The reasons are still valid and a fresh look at these spiritual works of mercy should inspire us to take up their cause. Since we are shown mercy only as long as we are merciful, we have to practice these works. None of us can enter heaven on his/her own merits, because we are sinful people. Mercy is a must for our salvation; and the best way to receive mercy from God is to be merciful towards others.
© 2003 Fr. William Bonnici, used with permission