Christ is himself the source of ministry in the Church. He instituted the Church. He gave her authority and mission, orientation, and goal.

CCC 874

We are always looking for additional volunteers from our St. Robert community. Many of the activities and ministries that take place in the Church require volunteers like yourself. Volunteering is a great way to give back to your Church and to meet many wonderful and kind parish members. As Pope John Paul II said, “Do not be afraid.” If you would like to help with any of the ministries listed here – especially liturgical and parish ministry opportunities, please reach out to Marty Rymarz and he would be happy to provide information and any training necessary.

Altar Servers

The primary role of the altar server is to assist the priest during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life” – CCC 1324.  We have a special need for altar servers to assist at funeral Masses and at Eucharistic Adoration and Benediction.

Chorale and Choir

The music ministry at St. Robert Catholic Church is a very active and integral part of parish life. St. Robert Chorale has a rich tradition of singing sacred music that ranges from Gregorian Chant, the classics, to modern composers.

Rehearsals are Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm in the music room.

Extraordinary Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are trained members of the parish who assist in the distribution of the Eucharist to the assembly of believers at weekend and special feast day liturgies throughout the year.

If you would like more information on this ministry, or to sign up to be an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist, please fill out the form provided. Our Coordinator of Liturgy, Marty Rymarz, will contact you for training to be an extraordinary minister. For further information on this ministry, feel free to call Marty at the Parish Office, 659-2501


If you are interested in proclaiming the Word of God in the Mass, please contact Marty by calling (810) 659-2501, click here, or complete the form provided below. 


Ushers are urgently needed at all Masses! The Ushers’ Ministry seeks to be a doorkeeper in the House of God, receive visitors and members in a Christ-like fashion, provide comfort and support to worshippers, to provide assistance to ensure that worship is carried out respectfully, and to perform ushering duties in a cheerful manner.

If you are interested in becoming a full time or part-time usher please contact Bill Winchester through the parish office (810) 659-2501.

Coffee & Donuts Crew!

Do you enjoy coffee and donuts after 8:30am and 10:30am Masses? Currently, we only have four families to help with this ministry. The parish provides all the supplies. Volunteers help organize the coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings and provide a welcoming environment for the parish community who gathers together for fellowship after Mass. If you are interested in volunteering (many hands make light work!), please contact Marty Rymarz.

Welcoming Team

Be the smiling face to greet people as they enter the church for Sunday Mass! Our Welcome Team greets parishioners and visitors cheerily as they enter the House of God. They are able to meet many parishioners as they walk through the doors. Contact Nancy Morgan at

Art and Environment

As the liturgical seasons of the Church change, so do the decorations and art in the Sanctuary and the Church.  We can always use more volunteers for this ministry.  If you would like to become involved in this ministry, please click here to email, or call Roni Vanitvelt 810-659-5131.

Council of Catholic Women

The Council of Catholic Women serves the needs of our parish and community by supporting the following projects, along with many others:

  • Preparing and serving funeral luncheons
  • Semi-annual CCW general meetings / dinners
  • Craft show at Christmas 
  • National CCW causes such as the annual Madonna Collection
  • Providing scholarships for Catholic high school and college-bound students
  • Mother’s Day Mass cards
  • Maintaining Mass linens
Covered in Prayer

Covered in Prayer Ministry at St. Robert Bellarmine Parish involves the sewing of blankets given to those who are ill or suffering in any way.

Caring volunteers commit to prayer for the recipient as they fulfill their part in the sewing and distribution of the blankets. All blankets are blessed by a priest.

Delightful Diggers

“The Delightful Diggers” of St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church is a gardening ministry.  Formed over 2 years ago, we have nearly a dozen members. We invoke the assistance of St. Phocas, the patron saint of “Gardening and Flowers”. The goal of our ministry is to increase the beauty of the grounds that surround our Church and School. We want God’s beauty to shine through in all seasons through His creation of flowers, grasses, ground cover, shrubs, and landscaping.

Homebound Ministry

Many members of St. Robert Bellarmine Parish live in skilled nursing care facilities, assisted care facilities or unable to travel to and from church to attend Mass.

Currently, a core group of Extraordinary Ministers have adopted one or two parishioners to routinely take the Blessed Sacrament to. Most visit weekly or every other week.

Knights of Columbus

Welcome to Flushing Council 8489

Grand Knight: Joseph Cozart

Monthly General Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday at 7:30 pm in the K of C Room next to Angel Hall. Please join us!

Parish Pastoral Council

The purpose of the Parish Pastoral Council is to enhance the process of pastoral planning, develop pastoral programs, improve pastoral services and evaluate the pastoral effectiveness of the various programs at St. Robert Bellarmine. Please feel free to contact anyone on the Pastoral Council with your concerns or questions.

The mission of the Parish Pastoral Council, as a partner in faith, is to plan and co-ordinate for the spiritual and material needs of the Parish through the various ministries, helping the Parish grow in holiness and promoting life in all its richness.

St. Joseph Guild

The St. Joseph Guild is a new ministry at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Parish. Our initial goal is to assemble a start-up group to begin work on an initial project list, grow the number of projects, and build the volunteer base.

As we gain experience, we would like to develop teams that would provide some of the seasonal services on a regular basis, freeing the maintenance staff to concentrate on the many daily tasks.

Moms’ Group

The St. Robert MOM group exists to develop relationships and foster community among mothers of young children in the Flushing area. We seek to support and encourage one another to deepen our relationship with Christ as we live out our vocation as mothers.

St. Robert Men’s Club

Saint Robert Church Men’s Club was founded in 1954 by Father Jacobs, the pastor, to provide a means for all men of the parish to work together for the support of the Church parish community.

Today, the Men’s Club continues to work to fulfill Father Jacobs’ vision.

The Men’s Club serves the parish in many ways including support for the Saint Robert School athletic program, local youth athletic programs, and Boy Scout Troop #206.

Catholic Charities

The mission of Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties is the work of the Catholic Church, to share the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.

Our Vision: Believing in the presence of God in our midst, we proclaim the sanctity of human life and the dignity of the person by sharing in the mission of Jesus given to the Church.  To this end, Catholic Charities of Shiawassee and Genesee Counties works with individuals, families, and communities to help them meet their needs, address their issues, eliminate oppression, and build a just and compassionate society.

Flushing Christian Outreach Center

The Flushing Christian Outreach Center (FCOC) is an inter-denominational organization made up of a team of dedicated and passionate volunteers from the Flushing, Michigan area, reaching out with God’s love to help meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of the people in our community.  Our volunteers are committed to helping provide food and clothing to those in need within the Flushing community, as well as connecting them with appropriate local resources.

Our vision is to respond to the needs of the whole person with the goal of inviting them into a relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.

Lending Library

There are many books available for you to read in our Lending Library. Most of these books are have been donated by people of the parish for you to enjoy. Stop by to have a look. We’re located down the hall from Mary’s room toward the Music room.

Servants of God’s Love

Welcome to the website of The Servants of God’s Love. We are a new religious community located in Ann Arbor, MI within the diocese of Lansing.  We are an associate member of the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious (CMSWR).

Our primary call as a community is to be a sign of His love, both in our love for God and for His people. We pray daily in our morning prayer: “Lord, we want to be a sign and a witness today to Your people and to the world of the personal, strong love You have for Your people. We want to be a sign and a witness of the kind of love you want Your people to have for You: a love with undivided hearts, a single-hearted love and devotion to You, a fervor and zeal for You and Your life.” We want, first of all, to love Him without measure, and in response to His great love for us to imitate the great Servant, Jesus, in the pouring out of our lives in love and service to others. 

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