We encourage everyone to step up and experience the Holy Eucharist in an even more direct way by volunteering to become a Minister of the Word (Lector) or Minister of the Holy Eucharist (EM).
We also welcome smiling faces to our After School Religious Education Program to assist our wonderful volunteer Catechists with teaching our little ones about the awesome Catholic faith!
Help is also needed to promote our church and all the services we offer. If you have some time and a knack for social media we should talk! Call the office 313-582-8383 or send us an email at [email protected]
Do you like to garden? Decorate for the holidays? Send personal, handwritten notes (the best kind!) to folks in hospitals or nursing homes? How about following up with new Moms of just Baptized children to see if they need a hand telling their little ones about Jesus? If any of this sounds interesting or if you have other interests, we have a place for you and we will use the unique gifts God gave you to build HIS church!
The St. Barbara and St. Cunegunda Ushers and Lectors Club
Meetings are held on the First Friday of the month from October to May in the St. Barbara Rectory Meeting Room at 7 pm. We invite and encourage all members to attend First Friday Devotions and the 6 pm Mass and come to the meeting right afterward.
The St. Barbara Christian Mothers and Womens Club
Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month from October to May in the St. Barbara Rectory Meeting Room at 1 pm. The primary purpose of our club is to promote a truly Christian environment for our children. Whether the children are our own or to belong to the parish, our goal is to live our lives in such a way that the children will grow up loving Jesus. The education of our children begins in our homes and in our church. We lead by example. We are stronger if we can support each other in the daily trials that we face in raising a family. Never before has the world offered so many distractions and temptations for our children. We must be vigilant in promoting Jesus in our everyday lives. During the year we take part in Divine Mercy Sunday activities, the Living Rosary (October), the Patriotic Rosary (usually on the Sunday closest to Veteran's Day)and other activities that the parish may request. We also assist the parish efforts to defend life by helping with Right to Life sales at Christmas and on Mothers and Fathers Day and by participating in Right to Life's Lifechain Sunday event at the old city hall in Downtown East Dearborn. Right now we are busy collecting signatures for the Ban Dismemberment Abortion Petition Drive. We also collect for Veteran's Hospital and Vista Maria. Come join us and you can help us do even more!
Right to Life LIFEspan
All year long we do our best to support Lifespans efforts to educate and inform about LIFE issues, from beginning to end. We always need more help in doing this. Sometimes it means selling Christmas cards or making roses with the message "Thanks Mom for Life" available after Masses on Mother's Day. Other days it means standing for two hours on the corner of Michigan and Schaefer and praying silently while holding signs promoting the right to life for everyone. Right now we are working on getting everyone to sign the Ban Dismemberment Abortion Petition. If you have not yet signed the petition please contact the parish office at 313-582-8383.