Parish Survey

Read through the WHOLE list below choose 5 activities that list one of your top 5 strengths and write those down on the spaces provided on Page 6 candidate journal.  Then follow the rest of the instructions on Page 6 of your journal.

Baldwin Soup Kitchen

Volunteers assist the parish in preparing meals and serving this outreach program to those in temporal need in the Pontiac area.

Strengths Related to this Ministry: Achiever, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Linda Martens 248-651-6401

Care and Share Monthly Collection

Parishioners donate staple food and/or personal care items on the first Sunday of every month for distribution to area food banks and outreach agencies.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Joe Soncrant at 248-651-9562

Christmas Giving Tree

Money, food, toys and gifts are collected to support those in need during the holiday season. Individual cards printed with needed items are hung in the church for parishioners to select and purchase. Help is also needed to sort and deliver the gifts around the area. Requests are honored from the tri-county area.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Diane Lucey   248-652-6517

Christian Service Commission Member

The Commission is open to anyone in the parish interested in serving. The meetings are the second Tuesday of the month in the Activities Building. No specific background is required, just a desire to serve.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Joe Soncrant at 248-651-9562

Eater Basket Program

Candy and assorted items are collected are packaged into Easter Baskets for those less fortunate. Cards with needed items are hung in the church for parishioners to select and purchase. Help is also needed to arrange and deliver the baskets.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Judy Frenak at 248-650-9304

Operation Sunshine

Volunteers visit group homes for developmentally disabled adults in Pontiac.  Activities include playing bingo, celebrating birthdays, and hosting a Christmas party at St. Andrew Church.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Adaptability, Arranger, Belief, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Includer, Individualization, Input, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic,

For more information contact Judy Frenak at 248-650-9304

Red Cross Blood Drive

Blood drives are conducted periodically throughout the year to support the American Red Cross. Donations are made at the St. Andrew Activity Building.  Volunteers are needed to assist in providing brownies and cookies for this effort.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Ceil Mrock  at 248-656-1440

St. Vincent de Paul Drive

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides emergency assistant to individuals and families. Teen volunteers assist with clothing drives conducted on the Parish grounds to help support the efforts.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Joe Soncrant at 248-651-9562

Thanksgiving Meals on Wheels

A complete Thanksgiving meal, with food donated by parishioners, is prepared by volunteers in the St. Andrew Activities Building kitchen and delivered to the Older Persons Commission (OPC) homebound list.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Joe Soncrant at 248-651-9562

Faith Formation Commission Member

The Commission is open to anyone in the parish interested in helping to consider how the parish can make disciples. The meetings are the second Tuesday of the month in the Activities Building.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact John Lajiness at 248-651-6401

Children’s Liturgy of the Word

During the 9:00 and 10:45 masses on Sunday, the children of the parish (Grades 1-4) are invited to process to the Chapel, where a team of people share God’s Word with them on a child’s level. Resources are provided to help both the homilist and the readers to present God’s Word in an interesting and effective manner. Volunteers sign up for a Sunday that is convenient.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Belief, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Patricia Cummins at 248-651-6571

Religious Education Catechist

CATECHISTS meet with 12 to 15 children 3 times per month; teach with a text and lesson plan provided; meet monthly with staff to plan classes; attend formational classes as available. Time commitment is 75 minutes per week in class, plus an additional hour preparing.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Belief, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Linda Martens at 248-651-6401

Religious Education Substitute Catechist

SUBSTITUTES take the place of the regular catechist when there is an emergency situation. They volunteer for a particular grade level or time, and are called as needed.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Belief, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Linda Martens at 248-651-6401

Religious Education Aide

AIDES act as a second pair of adult hands, hearts, etc. during the session.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Belief, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Linda Martens at 248-651-6401

Religious Education Office Assistant

OFFICE ASSISTANTS offer their service to the RE staff on a regular or “on call” basis to help in the many miscellaneous needs that occur in a program the size of St. Andrews (preparing materials for sessions, stuffing envelopes for mailing, etc.).

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Linda Martens at 248-651-6401

St. Andrew Youth Group Leader

Meets every Sunday (except for major holidays) September to June but programs run year round. Walk-ins are always welcome, as are your neighborhood friends.  Group meets in the Activities Building from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.  Youth Leadership includes: being trained to become a member of our Teen   Leadership Committee, they help the agenda for the year, teens who would become a teen representative for the parish Council or one of our Commissions.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Belief, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Dave Papendrea at 248-563-7506

Vacation Bible School Volunteer

Each summer over 200 children and 50 teens and adults gather for a week to celebrate God’s Word at Vacation Bible School. Teens volunteers can serve as crew leaders who assist adults in working with a group of 10 youth as they move from station to station, or can assist a station leader with various activities.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Maureen Schreffler at 248-651-6401

Vocations Committee

The Vocation ministry exists to help the people of God fulfill their responsibilities to foster a culture of vocations in the St. Andrew Catholic Community. The ministry serves as a resource to support parish members in discerning and living fully God’s call to a chosen vocation. These vocations include the single life, the married state, the consecrated religious, and the ordained ministry. Initiatives emphasize the vocation component in parish programs, goals, and activities.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Ms. Kathleen Metz  at 586-781-2470

Adult Choir

Adults are welcome to join us in praise as we lift our voices in song to our God. This group leads the assembly at the 9 am mass on Sundays. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 pm. SATB parts for all our anthems are available on the St. Andrew website, which makes learning the music a little easier.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Vic Neely at 248-651-7486

Teen Choir

This group rehearses every Wednesday from 4:45 to 5:45 in the church, and sings at particular masses.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Vic Neely at 248-651-7486

Youth Choir

Children from second to eighth grade are welcome to join our St. Andrews youth choir. This group sings the last Sunday of the month at the 10:45 am mass. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays from 5:50 to 6:45 pm.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Vic Neely at 248-651-7486

Reflections of Grace Choir

Adults are welcome to join Reflections of Grace, our adult contemporary choir. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 pm. This group leads the assembly at the 12:30 pm mass on Sundays.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Jim Ballisteri at jim.balistreri@gmail.com or call 248-931-1302.

Reflections of Grace Choir

Adults are welcome to join Reflections of Grace, our adult contemporary choir. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from 7:15 to 8:30 pm. This group leads the assembly at the 12:30 pm mass on Sundays.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Jim Ballisteri at jim.balistreri@gmail.com or call 248-931-1302.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The Commission solicits and trains Eucharistic Ministers to participate in the celebration of Eucharist at Mass. Anyone who is fully initiated in the Church is invited to participate.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Ms.Joanne Stange at 248-652-6039

Lectors

Lectors pronounce the Word of God at Mass. Training is required.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Ms. Betty Strnad at 248-650-4529

Greeters

A welcoming smile and handshake are all that is needed to greet people as they enter St. Andrew for Mass. No training is necessary.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Sr. Rebecca at 248-651-7486

Ushers

Ushers are in place to help direct participants in the celebration of the Mass by trying to get everyone seated and ensure the safety of those in the Church. Many of the ushers are trained in CPR and the use of a defibrillator.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Mr. Gary Putz  at 248-652-2275

Technology Ministry

A technology minister runs the projector during Mass. Training is provided as needed.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Competition, Connectedness, Consistency, Context, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Futuristic, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Intellection, Learner, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Sr. Rebecca at 248-651-74869

St. Anrew Social Committee

Through the St. Andrew Parish Assembly, lists of requests from the people are compiled. St. Andrew Social (S.A.S.) attempts to go forth and carry out the social events that extend and build relationships. There are numerous one day activities for all ages, as well as large annual activities.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Ms. Denise Bell  dbelloffice@gmail.com

Welcoming Ministry

This ministry supports the Parish Staff at the New Parishioner’s registration in the chapel after the 10:45AM Mass on the second Sunday of each month. The ministry welcomes, distributes a welcome package and refreshments to the new parishioners. After the staff presentations, the ministry answers any questions and collects the registration form. The Welcoming Ministry will work with the Social Ministry on joint activities to make new families feel more comfortable at St. Andrew.

Strengths Related to this Ministry:  Achiever, Activator, Adaptability, Analytical, Arranger, Belief, Command, Communication, Connectedness, Consistency, Deliberation, Developer, Discipline, Empathy, Focus, Harmony, Ideation, Includer, Individualization, Input, Maximizer, Positivity, Relator, Responsibility, Restorative, Self-Assurance, Significance, Strategic, Woo

For more information contact Mrs. Pat Metz at 248-65-7486