Service

Christian Service – This group assists with acts of Christian kindness to our Parish and the surrounding community. This includes, but is not limited to, funeral luncheons, remembering those who are ill or are shut-ins, cards of congratulations and sympathy, providing meals to families with a new baby, providing transportation to our seniors, raising money for the CROP Walk and more.  Contact Dottie Brzezinski, 637-5615.

Equal Exchange/Fair Trade Coffee Sale – Third Sunday of each month coffee and tea sale benefitting small farmers from all over the world. Contact Ron Walz, 637-5230.

Giving Tree – Volunteers collect and provide presents and food for families in need at Christmas through We Care In the Name of Christ.

Homebound Parishioners – Eucharistic Ministers bring the Eucharist to those parishioners who are homebound permanently due to illness or due to an illness and/or recovery. Contact the parish office, 637-2404.

Hospitality and Welcoming Ministry – This ministry is dedicated to encouraging Christ’s spirit of fellowship through welcoming newcomers and visitors and spreading hospitality within our parish community. Activities include Welcome Baskets, potluck dinners, maintaining the “Connection Center,” and much more.

New Connections – On a regular basis and as needed, new parishioners are welcomed in the St. Basil Parish family with a “get to know you” coffee.

Ushers – With a handshake and a friendly smile, ushers welcome all to St. Basil by assisting with seating, helping with collections and Communion.

Knights of Columbus – Under the mission umbrella of offering Catholic men the opportunity to live their lives in charity, unity, fraternity and patriotism, Knights support the church, school and community activities associated with the St. Basil Parish.  Activities include, but are not limited to, Lenten fish dinners, ‘Light up the Lake’ concessions, pancake breakfast, Tootsie Roll fund drive in support of the mentally handicapped, ‘Warm Your Heart’ fundraising and more. Contact John Muskiewicz, jmuszkiewicz@gmail.com

Migrant Ministry – During the summer months, Father Bob leads a team of adults and teens in outreach to the area’s migrant camps.

Nursing Homes – Eucharistic Ministers bring the Eucharist to Catholic residents who reside at River Ridge, Countryside Nursing Home and South Haven Healthcare and Rehabilitation. Contact the parish office, 637-2404.

Open Door Community Dinner – St. Basil volunteers provide a hot evening meal and hospitality in cooperation with other civic organizations and in the ecumenical effort with other churches to provide for those in need. St. Basil works the first Tuesday of each month at First United Methodist Church of South Haven. Contact Nancy Vilims, 637-3210.

Prayer Chain – Contact Ray Llorens, rllorej@aol.com

Women’s Service Guild – Through its membership, the WSG provides many opportunities for fellowship and service in the parish including the Prayer Shawl Ministry, Bake Sales, Annual Rummage Sale, and a Christmas Cookie Tray Sale. For more information, contact stbasilwomensserviceguild@gmail.com

We Care in the Name of Christ – St. Basil is one of 39 area churches that actively support the assistance fund with monetary collections, food pantry collections, and heating assistance ministry.

There are many other ways to get involved, and we welcome you as we strive to achieve our mission of worship, evangelization, service, spiritual formation, and stewardship. Should you wish to assist with any of these ministries, please contact the parish office and we will put you in touch with the appropriate coordinator.  269-637-2404 or aaleman@saintbasilcatholicchurch.org.