Fellowship of St. Photini
In April of 2018, members of the St. Mary Magdalene came together to create the Fellowship of St. Photini, in honor of the Samaritan Woman and her experience at the well with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The fellowship was established to better organize the outreach ministries here at St. Mary Magdalene.
The fellowship has identified several types of outreach ministries that are needed in our communities. The first, a ministry of presence, is inspired by our Lord's visit with St. Photini, the Samaritan Woman at the well. One of the most difficult, but most necessary tasks that we are called to do in this life, is to be the "gentle presence of Christ" in the midst of those whoa re suffering in this world. Outreach events of this type will be focusing on being a "compassionate presence" to those in need.
The second type of outreach ministry that was identified, is that of a "hands-on support" type. Partnering with organizations like FOCUS Detroit and Habitat for Humanity, the fellowship will be creating opportunities and events for the parish to participate in outreach programs which require a hands on presence.
The third type of outreach ministry that was identified was inspired by Matthew 25. It is in this Gospel Passage that we learn about how important it is to love our neighbor as we love Christ. The fellowship will be organizing drives and events which are focused on clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, and visiting the sick, shut-ins, and those who are in prisons.
If you are interested in taking part in the Fellowship of St. Photini, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our leadership team at email@example.com.