Christian Service

How Can I Get Involved

The Christian Service Commission promotes programs which strive to address human needs within our parish community and in the broader community. Your time and talent is greatly needed and appreciated. 

From Our Christian Service Commission


Unity Potluck Supper - with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church

Our Christian Service Commission’s Peace and Justice Committee invites all parishioners to participate in our first Unity Potluck Supper with Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  4:30 Mass at Our Lady Of Fatima Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019.  Potluck Dinner immediately following Mass.  This past summer, Pleasant Grove and OMOPH members gathered for a picnic to celebrate our common missions.  Members from both congregations expressed interest in joining each other for a worship celebration.

How can we as parishioners participate in this event?

Bring a dish to pass:  Members of the Committee will be on hand after all Masses beginning the weekend of          December 29th-30th so that parishioners can sign up to bring a dish to pass and to help with set up and clean up.  We expect to host and serve an estimated 100 people.

Welcome our Pleasant Grove guests:  Parishioners attending 4:30 are invited to welcome our guests as they attend both Mass and the potluck supper

If you have questions, contact Gloria Griffin (248) 914-0028


Christian Service Commission sponsoring Southeast Oakland Shelter

Our Mother of Perpetual Help is once again hosting the Southeast Oakland Shelter (SOS) from Dec. 30, 2018 through Jan. 6, 2019 at First United Methodist Church (next door to St. James).

We need:

FOOD:  e.g. bread, milk, cereal, eggs, salad dressing, dry pasta, snacks (cookies, chips, pop, etc.), fruit, fruit juice, etc.  We are also happy to receive a casserole, cake,    brownies, etc.

VOLUNTEERS: overnight chaperones, drivers am & pm, set up Sun 12/30, at 12:30 PM, cooks/ meal prep & clean up

CALL MARY LEWIS for more INFORMATION @ 248/544-1567 or see someone after all masses to sign up and ask questions.


Remember the lives of the unborn, the most vulnerable in our society as we prepare the way of the Lord during this Holy season of Advent. We look forward to celebrating the birth of the Child Jesus. Let us pray for mothers who are preparing to welcome their newborn babies into the world, just as Mary did over 2000 years ago!


Coffee hour 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month at St. James and Our Lady of Fatima.  Come join us for coffee, doughnuts and blood pressure checks.