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Christian Service Ministries

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) supports and collaborates with hundreds of Christian service coordinators, parish nurses, and parish-based ministries throughout the Archdiocese of Detroit. CCSEM also supports a ministry for the faithful with disabilities. This regional network provides dozens of services to those with physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.

More than 200 parishes in southeast Michigan have ministries to serve those in need. Following the example of Christ and inspired by the Holy Spirit, parish-based Christian service coordinators are guided by Catholic Social Teaching to provide services to the faithful and others. Christian service ministries include helping the home-bound receive the Eucharist, operating food pantries, tutoring and literacy education, helping at soup kitchens, and providing emergency utility assistance.

Mass for those with Special Needs

The annual Mass for those with Special Needs is set for October 1, 2017. More details coming soon!


Join CCSEM’s Christian Service Coordinators Association!

CSC Association membership is open to anyone serving in parish Christian Service ministry including coordinators, volunteers in outreach and advocacy, and staff with responsibilities in Christian Service and other ministries. Current Christian Service Coordinators Association members include full and part time parish staff, volunteers, deacons, and priests. Learn More!

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Field Trip to St. Vincent de Paul Camp Ozanam

The Christian Service Coordinators Association is hosting a field trip on June 21 to the St. Vincent de Paul Camp Ozanam serving disadvantaged youth. For more information, download the flyer. To find out more about Christian Service in a parish environment, contact Joyce Hyttinen at 586-416-2300 ext. 4032 or

View Flyer (Register by mail)

Christian Service News

Mercy in Action Service Day set for Saturday, October 14, 2017

In conjunction with parishes throughout southeast Michigan, CCSEM is once again organizing a regional Day of Service in support of our neighbors in need. Join us to give unified witness to living out the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy through local service projects. Learn more about what is happening in your area and register to help! Contact Joyce Hyttinen at 248-537-3304 or email

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