Christian Outreach

Alpha House

Preparing/dropping off food, acting as dinner hosts, and playing with the children after dinner (Food drop off 2:00 – 5:30; hosting & playing with kids is 5:30pm – 8:00pm). Service Dates: Sundays 4/11, 7/11, 8/8,  12/12 from 5:30-6 PM

Contact: Heidi Nelson 734-424-0349 or

Blood Drive

We host a community-wide blood drive twice annually in the Parish Center. Our next drive will be July 26, 27 & 28, 2021.

For an appointment click Donation Appointment or contact Dcn. Randy Desrochers, 734-646-4425.

Delonis Center

We assist with preparing the evening meal at a local outreach to the hungry in Ann Arbor.

Contact: Kathy Koepsell, 734-604-6797 or 

Faith in Action Food Pantry

We contribute food and financial support to the local community food pantry.

Contact: Susan Walsh, 734.426.2464,

Food Gatherers

We support a local organization that “rescues” food, making it available to soup kitchens and food pantries in the area. Service Dates:  (currently not visiting due to covid-19)

Contact: Jennifer Ray, 734-646-1269,

Giving Garden

Each year hundreds of pounds of fresh produce are harvested from our communal garden and donated to local food pantries. Members plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables and herbs to help feed the hungry and those in need who struggle for fresh produce. Volunteers work as their schedules allow – as little as once a season and as much as every week of a season. Follow us on our Facebook page: Giving Garden of St. Joseph Catholic Parish. 

Contact:Rodger Cook, 734-426-4398, 

Giving Tree

We make Christmas a joyous season for many in need by taking “ornaments” from the tree and purchasing the items listed.

Contact: Charissa Keller, 734-354-6302 or

Hunger Walk – Dexter – Chelsea (Crop Walk)

The next walk will be in October 2021.

Contact: Doug Koepsell 734.260.0961,

Lenten Food Drive

Lent of Food Drive for Catholic Social Services

  •  – Paper Products
  • – Personal Care Products
  •  –  Dry Goods
  •  – Canned Goods
  • – Cleaning Products

Contact: Dcn. Randy Deroschers, 734-646-4425


Moms in Need

Each spring we collect baby products for local services that support mothers in need. Look for the crib from mid-April through mid-May.

Contact: Jen Korte, 734-426-4379

Parish Service Trip

A one-week annual service trip in July to an area in the United States hit by a natural disaster.

Contact: Don Dalgleish, 734.426.8483,

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Those who are a part of this ministry knit, crochet or quilt shawls and lap robes which are prayed over and then delivered to who are in times of illness, personal crisis, grief, or trauma. Lovingly crafted, each prayer shawl or lap robe is prayed over by two or more ministry members before it is delivered. Prayers are then said with the recipient when the prayer shawl or lap robe is delivered. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets on the first Saturday of the month at 4:00 pm in the Office of the Country Church. (currently not meeting due to covid-19)

If you or someone you know is in need of the comfort of a prayer shawl please let us know! To request a shawl or for more information about the Prayer Shawl Ministry, please call Marinell High in the Parish Office at 734-426-8483 or send an email to

Click here for prayers to use for this ministry.

Recycle Brigade

Help us respond to Pope Francis’ call to be good stewards of our environment.  Currently we are not collecting.  For a description of items to be collected, click here.   This list gets updated as changes occur.

Contact: Kathy Pawlicki, 734-272-2570,

Environmental Stewardship Ministry

Our mission is to embrace Pope Francis’s call to raise awareness of God’s call to preserve our natural environment, educate our community on ways to best care for our world, and facilitate environmentally conscious behavior both in our church and in the wider community. Parish Contact: Theresa Schmidt,, 734-734-320-6476

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