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Christian Service Ministry

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. Download the Event Flyer


We are now accepting nominations for the Special Needs Ministries Awards presented during the Mass. Download the forms below and email your nominations to Joyce Hyttinen at

Award Criteria
Nomination Form

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

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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

Photos from 2016 event

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!


Christian Service Coordinator’s Fall Assembly Meeting

Mark your calendars for the CSC Fall Assembly on September 13 at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. Come learn about the Catholic Hospitality Institute from speaker Sheri Wolfort.

To learn more, download the Event Flyer.