Our Joy:

Live a Life of Generosity

At our church, we believe life is a long-term mission trip, and every day is a short-term mission opportunity. God's word makes it clear that it's our job to share the love of Christ with people we see every day, whether we're in our local community, or halfway across the world. And this mission not only impacts those we serve, but it is a pathway to spiritual transformation in our own lives. 

There are so many ways to serve locally through Solstice, as well as getting involved in global efforts to spread the Gospel of Christ. Whether you feel called to Santa Fe or another continent, we want to empower you to do the work God has called you to. Get involved today!

Serving Locally

As a community we value and encourage everyone to discover the joy and the reward of helping others through service. We’d love to invite you to join us as we seek to extend a loving hand to everyone in and around our neighborhood. If you'd like to get involved, please contact us today!. Here are some ways to serve locally:

St. Vincent dePaul Society

This society provides aid in many forms to those who are in need. The assistance provided includes food, clothing, furniture, help paying utility bills or rent assistance. This group also can help connect people in need to resources and service agencies in the wider community. There are resources available -- if you know someone in need, please call the parish office at 419-381-1540 and ask to be connected to the St. Vincent dePaul message center. For more information please check out our paged.

Feed Your Neighbor

This ministry provides nonperishable foods to individuals and families in emergency situations without the means to provide nourishment for themselves. This ministry collects food items on the second weekend of every month at each mass. The food you bring to help with this vital process is greatly appreciated by the many families we are able to assist. 

Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to assist in the collection of nonperishable foods after the Masses. For more information, contact Dave Murray at 419-250-6399.

Serving our community

Habitat For Humanity

Habitat provides decent, affordable housing with the help of the homeowner (partner) families and volunteers. It is an ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Habitat is not a give-away program. In addition to a downpaymet and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds ofhours of their own labor -- sweat equity-- into building their Habitat home and the homes of others. Families in need of decent shelter apply to local Habitat affiliates. The affiliate's family selection committee chooses homeowners based on their level of need, their willingness to become partners in the program and their ability to repay the loan. Every affiliate follows a nondiscriminatory policy of family selection. Neither race nor religion is a factor in choosing the families who receive Habitat houses. If your family, or a family you know, is in need of decent, affordable housing, contact Maumee Valley Habitat for Humanity at www.mvhabitat.org.

Volunteer Opportunities: Habitat is always in need of volunteers to help with ome builds, special events, operations at ReStore and help in the office. Contact Habitat at 419-382-1964 or visit www.mvhabitat.org.

St. Pats/OLPH Blood Drive

This joint parish project provides units of blood to the American Red Cross for emergency situations at area hospitals. There are approximately 125 units donated to the Red Cross each year by participants in this drive! To donate blood, you must be at least 17 years old, weigh between 110 and 350 pounds, be in good general health, and not have donated whole blood in the past 56 days. 

We have a blood drive 2 times a year - in August and January. If you'd like to donate blood at any other time, please contact the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.

Volunteer Opportunities: In addition to giving blood, we have many volunteer opportunities in order to allow us to continue helping the American Red Cross. We always have a need for people to be greeters, work at the sign in tables, and appointment phone confirmations. And we also need registered nurses to assist the Red Cross employees. 

For more information, please contact Marty Murray at 419-893-0239