Traveling Crib Initiative – Oct 8th – 22nd

Driven by the nation-wide United States Catholic Conference of Bishops’ Walking with Moms in Need initiative, the Detroit Walking with Moms in Need is a partnership between the Archdiocese of Detroit and Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, which equips and assists Catholic parishes and parishioners in raising awareness about resources that provide assistance to pregnant and parenting moms in need.  SS John and Paul is helping in this effort by collecting much-needed items for Project hope.  These items will be distributed through baby pantries in Detroit, Pontiac, Romeo, and Monroe.

Most needed items: Diapers (size 3-6), wipes, Enfamil and Similac powdered formula (please no other brands), girls’ and boys’ outfits (newborn – 25months).

Other items: diaper rash cream, baby wash/shampoo, baby towels/washcloths, bibs, bottles, pacifiers, baby lotions, baby socks, crib sheets, baby blankets, and baby books.

The initiative seeks to make each parish in the Archdiocese a place where moms and their babies are welcomed and supported and where the dignity of every human life is upheld and valued.  Please click here for more information and a list of resources.

Food Drive – Oct 7 & 8

Items collected at this month’s food drive will go to the Agape Center food pantry.  Please consider purchasing any of the items on the shopping list below.    Your generosity is appreciated!

 Food Drive Shopping List:
Canned tomatoes, Hamburger Helper, pancake mix, oatmeal, crackers, canned pasta, Manwich, applesauce, boxed potatoes, liquid hand soap, dishwashing liquid, toothpaste, and laundry detergent.

Veterans Recognition

Saints John and Paul Church would like to establish a database of all of our veterans: living, deceased, and still serving.  We need your help if you are a veteran or a loved one of a veteran that was a member of SSJP Parish.  Steve Krajewski (user) has been asked to take on this project and he has embraced it.  To complete this project, we need a military photo (a current or late photo), any awards/decorations received, and a brief summary of your military experience.  The information needed can be given to the parish office or Steve Krajewski.  The information can also be emailed to Steve:

His cell phone number is (586) 453-6388.