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Catholic Charities CEO Transitioning to New Position with Our Sunday Visitor

June 12, 2017 CLINTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Jason Shanks, the first and only chief executive officer for Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM), is departing the agency to become president of Huntington, Indiana – based Our Sunday Visitor Institute, the fundraising and philanthropic arm of the esteemed Catholic publishing house. Msgr. Charles Kosanke, chairman of […]


Parish Nurse/Health Care Ministry Retreat

Come learn, pray and reflect during the annual Retreat for parish nurses or anyone involved in health care ministry at the Capuchin Retreat Center in Washington, Michigan, March 23 and 24. Register Online | Download Flyer


Mass for the Sick

The Annual Mass for the World Day of the Sick will be celebrated on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Detroit. Come join Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron in this special Mass for the sick, their caregivers, health care professionals, and loved ones. This Mass will […]


Opiate Workshop

The Christian Service Coordinators Association will offer an Opiate Epidemic workshop at 10:00 am on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit.  Mark Kilgore, certified prevention specialist and peer recovery coach, will discuss: The opiate epidemic and how it effects everyone How casual use can lead to addiction How to get […]


2016 Adopt-a-Family for Christmas Program Assists 249 Local Families

The 2016 Adopt-a-Family for Christmas program provided $168,316.06 in monetary assistance to 249 families in southeast Michigan during the Christmas season. The 2016 program was funded by 245 generous donors. The program, in operation since 1990, helps families enduring significant financial hardship and other challenges. Previously managed by the Archdiocese of Detroit, the program is […]


Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron: “We stand with our immigrant brothers and sisters.”

From The Most Reverend Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop | Issued December 9, 2016 Dear Brothers, I wanted to share with you this following statement, which I issued publicly today and offered tonight at Mass at Blessed Sacrament Cathedral (a Spanish-language version of this same statement is available here): As we celebrate the Feast of Our […]


Encore Remarriage Workshop

Getting Remarried? Sign up for a October 22 Encore workshop! Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) can help you and your future spouse welcome Christ into your union, improve your communication skills, and position your relationship to grow stronger over time! Adhering to Church teachings and led by Dr. Janusz Wrobel, a skilled CCSEM therapist, […]


Caring for the Caregiver Workshop

Know someone who cares for a memory-impaired loved one? Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is offering a free support workshop just for them – Caring for the Caregiver – on Wednesday evening, September 28 in Warren. Learn more by downloading the flyer, calling Trista Johnson at 248-559-1147 ext. 3941 or email: Learn more about […]


A Mass for Persons with Special Needs

All are welcome to St. Joan of Arc Parish in St. Clair Shores for the annual Mass for persons with special needs, their caregivers, and loved ones on Sunday, September 25 at 12:00 pm. Bishop Michael Byrnes will be the main celebrant, the annual Special Needs Ministries Recognition Awards will be presented, and a special […]


Help the Louisiana flood victims – Donate Now!

To provide immediate and ongoing assistance to those affected by the August flooding that inundated 20 parishes (counties) in Louisiana, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is collaborating with local Catholic Charities agencies in Baton Rouge, Lafayette, New Orleans, and the Diocese of Houma Thibodaux which are providing disaster assistance to individuals and families. Catholic Charities […]


Foster Grandparents Needed!

Are you at least 55 years of age with maturity, wisdom, patience and the willingness to help children? Share your life experiences by volunteering as a foster grandparent in Oakland County! Volunteer during the day in local schools and youth facilities. Organized through Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan, foster grandparents provide support to children with […]


Free Senior Expo in Troy – August 24

Learn how to embrace humor to for your mind, body, and spirit at the 2nd annual Senior Living and Learning Seminar on August 24 at the Troy Community Center! Hosted by Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan. Free parking Free admission Free lunch Door prizes and giveaways The expo will feature a “Laughter Works” talk. Research […]


A Regional Day of Service Set for October 1

Save the Date and Sign Up for Mercy in Action Service Day on Saturday, October 1, 2016. In this Year of Mercy, Pope Francis encourages all to serve people who need help. Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is collaborating with parishes, schools, and others to coordinate a regional Day of Service on October 1 to help those […]


CCSEM Offering Remarriage Workshops

Getting Remarried? Sign up for a July 9 Encore workshop! Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) can help you and your future spouse welcome Christ into your union, improve your communication skills, and position your relationship to grow stronger over time! Adhering to Church teachings and led by Dr. Janusz Wrobel, a skilled CCSEM therapist, […]


Caring for the Caregiver

Free “Caring for the Caregiver” workshop on June 13 in St. Clair Shores! Caring for elderly loved ones, the physically frail, and memory impaired can be a full-time job. For many, it is. Caregivers need support and information. Learn about resources for caregivers in southeast Michigan at a free gathering hosted by Catholic Charities of […]


Help those affected by the Flint water crisis – Donate now!

To provide immediate and ongoing assistance to those affected by contaminated municipal drinking water in Flint, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan is collaborating with Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties (CCSGC), which is currently distributing 3,000 cases of water a day. CCSGC is interacting daily with people affected by contaminated drinking water in Flint […]


Tutors, mentors needed to help Macomb county school kids

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) needs volunteer tutors and mentors 55 years of age and older to help kids in Macomb County schools. No experience is necessary and tasks can be as simple as reading with first graders. CCSEM’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) places adults in a variety of meaningful volunteer opportunities. […]


Low-Cost Counseling Services Available in Macomb County

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) has opened a graduate practitioner clinic in Clinton Township with appointments now available for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, as well as families and couples seeking counseling for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, behavior problems, and other personal challenges. These confidential services are available to […]


Encore Remarriage Workshops

Considering getting married again? Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) can help you and your future spouse welcome Christ into your union, improve your communication skills, and position your relationship to grow stronger over time! Adhering to Church teachings and led by Dr. Janusz Wrobel, a skilled CCSEM therapist, Encore remarriage workshops focus on replacing […]


Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan Annual Gala

  “You know what the issue is with this world? Everyone wants some magical solution to their problem and everyone refuses to believe in magic.”     – The Mad Hatter Enjoy a magical gathering of friends and neighbors amid the whimsy of the Mad Hatter’s world in an evening wonderland of delicious food, great wine, auctions, […]

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Affordable Food Assistance

Deciding between food and medicine? No one should ever have to choose! The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a benefit for eligible individuals and families, including seniors. SNAP helps you save on groceries to free up money to pay bills, for medications, and other necessities. Thanks in part to generous support from the Walmart […]

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Share Your Love for Kids in Crisis

Every day and at all hours Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) provides children and teens with basic needs. CCSEM’s Adoption and Foster Care services often receives late night calls that an infant, child, or youth will be removed from a dangerous situation with little more than what they are wearing. CCSEM provides clothing, bedding, […]

Evangelizing in Christian Service

Evangelizing in Christian Service

Learn from the teachings of St. Paul about evangelization in Christian service at CCSEM’s Christian Service Coordinators’ Association meeting on Tuesday, February 24 from 10:00 am to 12:15 pm at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit. All those engaged in ministries of Christian Service are welcome! Three guest speakers will present and answer questions on […]

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Project Hope Mass, Dinner for Life

Join Detroit Archbishop and CCSEM Board President Allen Vigneron as well as seminarians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary and prolife activists throughout metro Detroit at the Annual Mass and Dinner for Life at the Seminary on February 6! Kimberly Hahn, Catholic apologist and author, will be the keynote speaker. Mass celebrated by the Archbishop starts […]

Hispanic Mentor

Mentor a Pontiac-area Youth!

A few hours a month can make a big difference in a young person’s future! Caring adults willing to share some time with children between eight and 14 years of age are needed by the Hispanic Outreach Services program at Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). Volunteer mentors for these Pontiac-area children should be at […]


Spelling Bee for Grownups

Enjoy Monroe County police, firefighters, and others competing in the 3rd Annual CCSEM Spelling Bee on Saturday, February 28, at St. Mary Catholic Central High School in Monroe! This uproariously fun competition for adults will include a cash bar, raffles and door prizes. Doors open at 5:30 pm and admission is only $10 each or […]


Provide Help, Give Hope!

“The works of Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan are works of mercy. We are an instrument of God’s love and mercy.” The Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron, Archbishop, Archdiocese of Detroit As the blessed Christmas season is upon us, thank you for your faithfulness to Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan! Your support as a donor helps […]


Christmas Giving Tree provides year-round help

Join with several parishes, businesses, clubs, and individuals who are helping CCSEM to provide a Merry Christmas to the children and families we serve throughout the year! CCSEM programs serve multiple individuals and families in need year round. Five CCSEM programs and services are targeted for your gifts this Christmas: Refugee Resettlement: CCSEM has resettled […]


Catholic Charities is on the move in Waterford

Waterford, MI – Sept. 20, 2014 – Providing mental health and substance abuse counseling to residents of the Waterford area for more than 20 years, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is moving to a new location just under a mile from its current office on Highland Road effective Wednesday, October 1. The new office is at […]


As Iraqi refugees pour in, CCSEM there to help

Clinton Township — Atheel Zora was once asked why refugees keep coming to the United States. “I said there are a lot of reasons why they are leaving their country,” said Zora, a resettlement specialist with Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan’s (CCSEM) immigration and refugee services. “If they’re feeling safe, if they feel like there’s a […]


CCSEM Sees Bright Future Working with Local Parishes, Agencies

Metro Detroit — In 2011, Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron had called for the independent social services agencies that were loosely affiliated with the Archdiocese of Detroit to become a single entity, Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM). Three years after that decision, the consolidated agency is growing visibly stronger in its mission to serve Catholics […]


Supporting Marygrove College’s Refugee Initiative

Catholic Charities of Southeast Michigan (CCSEM) is ready to provide supportive services to Marygrove College in Detroit, which today announced its commitment to offer shelter, sustenance, and education to children and youth arriving in the United States from Central America. Through its Hispanic Outreach Services, CCSEM staff and volunteers provide English language tutoring, GED classes, […]

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