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Volunteer Opportunities and Information

Thanks for your service to the parish!  Nothing will make you feel like you are part of the parish community more than volunteering. And there are many opportunities to get involved. Whether it is a onetime event like helping out at the Summer Picnic, or an on-going commitment like being a Welcome Host at Mass there is always a need for dedicated volunteers.  There is always a need for you! 

  • Samaritas Family Center

    The Samaritas Family Center in Westland has asked for our help to provide fun enrichment activities for the families who reside there. We are looking for volunteers (18+ years old) who are interested in planning and conducting group activities at the Center (i.e. arts and crafts, game night, etc.). Volunteers must have already attended Protecting God’s Children training or be willing to attend the training. Please contact Patti Kelly ( ~ or ~ 7344641222, Ext. 301 for more information.

  • Helping Hands Ministry

    Helping HandsMany hands make light work! Our Helping Hands Ministry provides assistance in many areas to people who need a bit of help.

    From time to time we get phone calls from people needing someone to help with grocery shopping or yard work. Most of the time the calls come from elderly folks or from someone who has recently been unwell and isn’t able to do tasks they have been able to do in the past.

    More info... 

  • Funeral Vigil and Visitation Ministry

    The Vigil is time for family, and members of the community to gather in prayer and support, in remembrance of a treasured life. Often times, a Scripture Service or Rosary is prayed. This is also a good time for eulogies to be delivered. 

    We are in need of you people of faith, who are compassionate and consoling , to lead those who have suffered a loss of a loved one in the Funeral Vigil. Currently, we have a roster of four who handle this ministry. We would like to double this number.

    If you feel the call, and want more information, please contact Deacon Don at or 734-464-1222 Ext. 324.

  • Adopt A Room

    Join St. Edith in creating welcoming homes for families in need by Adopting A Room at the Samaritas Family Center in Westland. The Samaritas Family Center offers emergency housing for two-parent families, single mothers or fathers with children and pregnant women. It is one of the only shelters in Michigan that allows a two-parent family to stay together. Providing needed items for newly arrived refugee families as they flee the violence and unrest of their homelands and begin a new life in Michigan.

    There are a variety of areas where you can help: 

    Decorating ~ Painting ~ Fundraising ~ Shopping Making and refurbishing furniture ~ Driving, sorting, and organizing Making pillows, throw blankets, and other items

    Please contact Patti Kelly if you are interested or want to learn more at: 734-464-1222, ext. 301 or

  • Ushers Ministry

    Our Ushers are called to be on the front lines for assisting and welcoming our parishioners and visitors at St. Edith. Being a member of the Ushering Ministry is very rewarding and is a great way to get involved and meet other members of the St. Edith Community. More info...

  • Coffee & Donuts Team

    Volunteers to serve coffee & donuts are needed at 8:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. Sunday Masses. Families with children are encouraged to volunteer. Please see the volunteers in the kitchen for further information or call the parish office and let them know you are interested.

  • Eucharistic Ministers Wanted!

    Do you enjoy serving others? Does helping others bring a smile to your face? Want to be a positive role model to others?

    Become a Eucharistic Minister today!

    No experience is needed and training available.

    Choose your own schedule:  Saturday, 5:00-6:00; Sunday, 8:30-9:30 or 11:00–12:00

    Benefits include: Gratitude of fellow parishioners; Joy of serving the Lord and your Church Community; Thanks, Appreciation and Prayers from Parish Staff

    Please see a sacristan before Mass to sign up to serve.
    Questions: Contact the Parish Office 734-464-1222

  • Funeral Lunch Ministry

    We have resumed providing Funeral Luncheons after all the craziness of the past couple years! We are looking for additional volunteers to help as we resume this ministry. We are looking for those interested in volunteering to serve luncheons (no cooking required!) or who would like to volunteer to provide a dessert for luncheons. 

    Volunteering at a luncheon involves preparing the tables and making sure food is replenished at the serving tables as needed, and of course, some clean up once the luncheon ends.

    If you have volunteered in the past, please contact Helen to let her know if you would like to continue to volunteer for the Funeral Lunch Ministry or be removed from the list (this includes both server volunteers and those providing desserts).  

    Helen can be reached by phone at 734-693-3013 or via email at  If she doesn’t answer please leave a voicemail and she’ll get right back to you!

    St Edith volunteers are, hands down,  the best volunteers out there.  Thanks for being part of this Ministry in the past, and thanks in advance if you’d like to be part of it now!

  • Flower Pots Ministry

    We are in need of some help on our "watering" ministry (maintaining the flower pots) on the church property. This would be on Fridays at your preferred time and takes about 30-45 minutes. 

    We are also looking for a few people to help with fertilizing/maintaining the flowering pots. This is needed about every other week, again on your schedule.... this takes 30-60 minutes each time.

    If you hear a calling to help in this area, please contact Jane DeRoo. Call, text, or email. 734-748-1888

  • The Wave Project

    Parishioner Dan Gauvin has brought to us a great opportunity to serve/volunteer!  He is part of The Wave Project.  Established in 2018, WAVE Project (Welcoming All Valuing Everyone) is a grassroots nonprofit organization based in Macomb County with volunteer opportunities in the city of Detroit at The Wellness Center – 6309 Mack Avenue, offering the homeless the opportunity to shower.  Due to transportation, accessibility, and other barriers, members of the homeless community often go long periods of time without a shower, and WAVE provides that opportunity via the use of mobile showers.  Click here for more information about the WAVE Project and how you can sign up to volunteer!

  • Leo's Soup Kitchen

    St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen recently re-opened inside the new Center for the Works of Mercy building, 8642 Woodward Ave., Detroit. Your help is needed in the kitchen and dining room as guests are served a hot lunch every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. To sign up, please visit:

    Questions? Contact Rich Perry, Kitchen and Food Program Manager, 313-335-3261 x3326

  • Creating a Safe Environment

    Making sure our parishoners and guests are comfortable and safe at St. Edith is a priority. All volunteers in high school and up who will be working with children as part of their volunteer service will need to complete a one-time training session.  Click here for more information.

  • Trinity Health Livonia Hospital

    Trinity Health Livonia Hospital (St. Mary’s) is looking for volunteers! There are many different opportunities to choose from! For more information, please contact: Barbara Stephen, Volunteer Manager 734-655-2912

  • High School Event Helpers

    St. Edith hosts community service events for high school students in the Hall every other month, and we need some helping hands! The events are on Sunday afternoons. The time commitment would be roughly 3:30 pm ~ 6:30 pm. Help is needed for set up, clean up, serving refreshments and assistance during the event, etc. Volunteers must be 18+ years old. Volunteers must have already attended Protecting God’s Children training or be willing to attend the training. Please contact Patti Kelly if you are interested in learning more about this opportunity at or 734-464-1222, Ext. 301.

  • Crossroads Children’s Summer Lunch Program

    Come join the fun as volunteers from St. Edith prepare lunch and provide a fun activity like arts and crafts, games, a sing-a-long, etc. for the children and their caregivers who attend Crossroads Children’s Summer Lunch Program. One crew of volunteers will be prepping the lunches, serving, and cleaning up the kitchen. The other crew of volunteers will be assisting with the activity. We will meet at Crossroads Soup Kitchen at 2424 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit at 10:00 a.m. The event will last until approximately 2:00 p.m. All ages are welcome to volunteer, but minors must attend with a parent/guardian. Transportation will not be provided. The dates we will serve (all Mondays) are: June 12, August 7, and August 14Please sign up at the following link: or contact Patti Kelly at 734-464-1222, ext. 301 or

  • Provide the Eucharist to Hospitalized Patients

    Trinity Health Services is looking for additional volunteers to deliver the Eucharist to hospitalized patients. If you are able ot assist, please contact the Volunteer Director, Barbara Stephens, at or the Spiritual Care Manager, Rev. Dr. Billie Beverly at 734-655-2395 or Thank you for considering our hospital for service!

Take a look at the Parish Ministries & Events at a Glance publication for a full listing of the opportunities available. 

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15089 Newburgh Rd, Livonia, MI 48154
Phone: (734) 464-1222

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Wed & Thurs 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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