ParishLife/Social

P.C.C.W. Parish Council of Catholic Women

All women of St. Mary-St Paul Parish are already considered members of the P.C.C.W. Whether or not you wish to actively participate is up to you. All women are invited to attend our monthly meetings for fellowship and to discuss ways we can assist our church through a variety of ministries, fund raising, and social events.
Gifts to Share: Willingness to work with fellow women parishioners to perform various duties for the benefit of our church.
Commitment: Monthly meeting, funeral luncheons, bake sales, bazaars.
Contact: Kathryn Mondrella (231) 796-7926

Gala

A fundraiser event to raise money to help provide monetary support for the Parish Center which hosts many events and activities for our Catholic community and the public at large.
Gifts to Share: Various talents and skills.
Commitment: Varies depending on individual.
Contact: Kurt and Kelly Dubowski (231) 796-0605

Big Rapids Irish Festival

A community social, fund raiser event for adults to promote local heritage and provide monetary support for St. Mary’s School.
Gifts to Share: Any talents and skills.
Commitment: Varies depending on individual.
Contact: * Chair * vacant        bigrapidsirishfest.com

Big Rapids Fun Festival

A community social gathering with events and activities specifically for children to help raise money for St. Mary’s school.
Gifts to Share: Any talents and skills.
Commitment: Varies depending on individual.
Contact:

Coffee and Donuts

A social time after 11:00 AM Mass at St. Paul.
Gifts to Share: Willingness to pick up donuts, make coffee and a love of people.
Commitment: Once every month or two depending on individual preferences.
Contact: Linda Shields 231-796-5202

Thanksgiving Dinner

Provides Thanksgiving dinner to families.
Gifts to Share: Any donated food.
Commitment: Willingness to donate and/or deliver the meals to the families.
Contact: Fr. Michael

Holy Thursday Dinner

(currently postponed due to lack of support)
A social gathering before Holy Thursday Mass honoring Passover.
Gifts to Share: Willingness to bring a dish, set up and clean up.
Commitment: 1 hour before Mass.
Contact: Church Office

Garden Group

A group that beautifies the exterior grounds of the parish.
Gifts to Share: A love of gardening.
Commitment: Any time willing to garden.
Contact: St. Paul: Deb Cox (231) 796-3483 or (231) 250-6761

Crafters

A group that develop skill in creating hand made things to raise funds for our campus ministry program.
Gifts to Share: A love of crafting.
Commitment: Any time willing to craft.
Contact: Kay Crew (231) 796-2283

Vacation Bible School

A weeklong ½ day summer program for children to explore God and His Word.
Gifts to Share: A love of children.
Commitment: Any time one is willing to give.
Contact:

St Paul Nursery

Assist with monitoring small children during 11AM Mass at St. Paul.
Gifts to Share: A love of children.
Commitment: 1 hour per week as scheduled. Requires background check and training video before starting.
Contact: