Peace and Social Justice

The mission of the Social Outreach Commission

The mission of the Social Outreach Commission is to help our parishioners understand Peace and Social Justice issues and provide support to those in need both locally and in the world community.

Good Samaritans

Sue Cohen
322-4505, ext. 8250

This ministry provides help to those in need of food or finances to help with utility bills or rent. The ministry has a food collection box in the Gathering Space for the food pantry it maintains. Meets 1st Wednesday evening of the month.

Health & Spirituality Committee

Mary Ann Adamson
865-6454
maarn@aol.com

This group explores the needs of the parish in the areas of health and spirituality and arranges seminars or programs to meet these needs. We meet 4-5 times a year as needed.

Ministry of Hope & Consolation

Janice Gatons
322-4505, ext. 8241
jgatons@stmichaelparish.life

Members in this ministry assist those on the journey from grief to healing following the loss of a loved one. Sessions are held in the spring and fall.

Parish Nursing Ministry

Mary Ann Villanueva
314-2626
maryanncherry71@gmail.com

Members discuss health topics and look at different health needs of the parish and community. Blood pressure, oxygen level, and glucose readings are taken after most Masses once a month. This ministry meets as needed.

Rebuilding Hope Mission Team

Mike Macki
746-7883
mike-macki@sbcglobal.net

Rob Olson
219-689-4757
rdbhawks@gmail.com

As a service team, this ministry acts in a caring manner to help the less fortunate of our society by offering their time and talents in a Christian manner to accomplish their goals. Within the parish, the Rebuilding Hope Mission team partners with the Good Samaritans and Parish Nursing.

Members of this ministry take Holy Communion to the Schererville Nursing Homes and Residences weekly. Members of this ministry must be fully initiated practicing parishioners of St. Michael.

Respect Life Group

Marlene Townsend
515-2050

This ministry brings issues of respecting all aspects of human life to our parishioners through prayer, the annual rose sale, and other activities. Meets monthly.