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MERCY IN ACTION DAY - October 26, 2019

Mercy in Action Day - October 26, 2019 - is an archdiocese-wide day to make the mercy of Jesus tangible in our communities through community service outreach.  This year, St. Thomas a'Becket's Christian Service Outreach will focus on Samaritas House in Westland. Samaritas House provides temporary housing for homeless families and singles in Wayne County.  They are provided safe shelter in their own locked room, as well as meals, transportation, laundry, medical assistance, counselling, etc.

Our parish project will be to refurbish and furnish one of the individual family units of Samaritas House.

To make this day successful, we need many volunteers!  Please select a shift to join us as we "shelter the homeless."  We will need painters, shoppers, decorators, sorters, drivers, etc. 

Mercy in Action Day is a three-phased event:

  1. Outreach project 1:00-3:30 pm
  2. Liturgy at 4:30 Mass
  3. Fall Family Fun Day after Mass, beginning at 5:30  --  Chili dinner, pumpkin painting, trick or treating.  Free! Free! Free!  Free-will offering will be taken to purchase a washer and dryer for Samaritas House.
Created by:   Grace Pellerito
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Using gift cards, shop for paint, bedding, room decor, etc. REPORT TO PARISH OFFICE ON Tue, Oct 22 to get shopping list. RETURN items to parish office by Thu, Oct 24.

(Tue, 10:00am - 5:00pm)

All slots filled
Sarah Perry
Cynthia Stover (2)
Mike and I
Mary DesOrmeau
Maria McElmeel


Need skilled / experienced painters. Will prep walls; paint ceiling; paint walls; clean-up. PLEASE stop at Parish Office to pick up supplies before proceeding to Samaritas House.

(Thu, 11:00am - 5:00pm)

2 of 4 slots filled
John Svec
Bill DesOrmeau
available at 11:30 am

(Fri, 11:00am - 5:00pm)

2 of 4 slots filled
Mike Bittner
Bill DesOrmeau


Will report directly to Samaritas House. Will make up beds; hang crucifix, artwork, window treatments. Set rug and furniture.

(Sat, 12:30pm - 3:30pm)

5 of 8 slots filled
Cathi Ericson
Lisa Salowich (2)
Lisa & Tripp 12:30-2:30
Dina Bittner
Irma Mccloskey
May have 1 more person


At Becket, sort and box multitude of donations for Samaritas House.

(Sat, 1:00pm - 2:30pm)

All slots filled
Sarah Perry (4)
Julie Nelson (2)
Julie and Sarah Nelson
Maria McElmeel
Oluchi Opara (3)
Chidumebi, Finnian and Marian Opara
Natalie Grupa (2)
Natalie and Barb Grupa
Deanna Kobylas
Judy Rausch
Heidi Plymale (2)
Lana Ho (4)
Karen Greger
Brenda Buchanec
Jo Ann Erpelding
Basil Opara (3)
Basil, Somie, Nonachi
Nanette Hall


Using your own van/SUV/truck, load sorted boxes; drive cargo to Samaritas House; help unload.

(Sat, 1:30pm - 3:00pm)

7 slots filled - more available
Laura Belisle
Charles Craven
Have a truck
Steve/sarah Repasky
Have escape
Theresa Guidobono (3)
DiMaria (Jim, Theresa, Mia)
Karen Greger
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