Christian Service ministries have been ongoing throughout the history of the parish. As St. Clement grows and the community changes, the Christian Service Ministry expands and changes with the time and needs.
As people of Faith, we recognize our obligation to help people in need. The abundance of volunteers who come forward, we see in them, true followers of our Lord.
We have joined our community parish with the same goal of helping one another. We serve a hot homemade meal frequently at the Romeo Methodist Church. During each “His Table” meal, we feed approximately 120 people.
Rain or shine, numerous volunteers show up every Monday morning to load cars with produce and boxed food from the Forgotten Harvest pop-up pantry.
We have partnered with the ministry called JEMS (Jesus Eternal Merciful Savior). This street ministry provides the homeless with prayer, encouragement, coats, blankets along with a warm meal.
PB & J’s
Our parish also works with another local parish, Trinity Lutheran Church in Utica. They provide a program that allows the homeless to take a hot shower, eat a warm dinner and get a sack lunch weekly. Our parishioners sign up to make 100 Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches to pack in their lunch
Christmas Sharing Tree
St. Clement works with several agencies within Macomb County. The ministry aims to help our surrounding community by assisting students in need (Romeo & Washington Twp.), local group homes and homeless shelters with supplies that allow them to provide Christmas gifts for their clients. Families are invited to sign up for food assistance with the Agape Center Food Pantry located on the St. Clement campus, making them eligible to pick up groceries monthly.
By working with the Romeo School district, we are able to assist families in need of school year necessities. We collect backpacks, school shoes and school supplies for these families. It allows these children to start the year off with a positive outlook.
St. Baldrick’s Romeo Event is held in downtown Romeo in March. This event allows people to have their head shaved with the purpose of raising money for cancer. Many of our parishioners participate in this fundraiser. Throughout the year we have gift baskets that are made up and raffled off after each Mass. We also set up a table under the big tent downtown and sell baked goods and hot chocolate. All money collected is donated to St. Baldrick’s Foundation.
Macomb County Rotating Emergency Shelter Team (MCREST) is another organization supported by the parish. Before the Covid 19 Pandemic, St. Clement would host 60 men, women and children for a week and also provide three meals a day, transportation, showers and companionship at our parish. As of this year the MCREST guests are housed onsite at the shelter located in Mt. Clemens MI. We provide our guests with three meals a day, activities in the evening and our parish continues to provide financial assistance for bus tickets and living expenses. The men are currently staying at a local hotel until the men’s shelter is renovated.
This Ministry delivers frozen soup that is donated daily from our friends at the Romeo Family Restaurant. This soup is then delivered to the homebound seniors within our community who are homebound by a group of wonderful volunteers who share their time and love to our seniors.
Nursing home outreach
We send handmade cards and individual packaged snacks to local nursing homes to let residents know that we are praying for them and they are cared for.
Emergency clothing is kept onsite for people in need. We are blessed to get donations from a local boutique. These donations allow Middle school and High school students to attend prom or homecoming by being able to come and pick out a dress that their parents may have not been able to afford. We have an assortment of different sizes for both men and woman along with children sizes available.
As you can see our parish plays an active role in our community. We are only able to accomplish this mission because of our volunteers. It is a great way to meet people within your parish family! If you would like to volunteer, you can fill out the form below and someone will contact you with some opportunities.
You must dial 2-1-1 on your phone to be connected to United Way. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours per day seven days a week throughout Macomb, Wayne, and Oakland counties. They will then direct you to who to contact with your specific need. United Way features:
- Child, youth, and family services
- Access to food, shelter, and clothing
- Physical and mental health services
- Employment and job training assistance
- Help for seniors, the disables, non- English speaking, and others.
If United Way directs your call to our parish, and you need assistance please use the form below. All fields must be filled out. Be sure to have a copy of your bill that you are requesting assistance on so that you can have the account numbers available. If you do not, please call and get one before requesting assistance. This information is a necessity.