If you wish to touch someones heart by giving some of yours, we have many opportunities to express your love for those in need.
Funeral Luncheon Worker
Volunteers provide a luncheon for families upon request following the funeral. Volunteers can provide side dishes, desserts, set-up, serve and clean up.
Grief Support Group
Parishioners who have been prepared to assist those who are experiencing a loss. This ministry extends the care and concern of the parish community to those who are grieving through conversation, meals and notes/cards of sympathy and encouragement. Call the parish office if you have experienced a loss of a loved one. The support group currently meets twice a month.
Mercy in Action
A program to apply your talents to help your fellow parishioners with acts of service. Service tasks could be picking up groceries, providing a cooked meal, helping clean their house, shovel their driveway, etc. If you are able to provide a service, please call the parish office to be matched with a parishioner in need.
Parishioners pray daily for the needs of the parish, especially the sick, military and those who have requested prayers. The prayer chain operates both an email and phone chain to allow the prayer requests to be shared as quickly as possible. If you wish to be added to the prayer chain, please call the parish office.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Parishioners knit/crochet prayer shawls to be given to ill, home bound, grieving, etc. Meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at the Adult Faith Formation House from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM.
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. More than 5 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States.
Our Conference meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 in the Adult Faith Formation house. The business part of our meeting last 30- 45 minutes as we report on our home visits, food pantry, mobile soup bus, youth service opportunities and share ideas in other ways we can offer assistance. The second half of our meeting is spent in prayer and discussion to learn more about our responsibilities as Catholic Christians in our ever changing society.
There are many different ways you can be involved as a member of this team and truly be called to make a difference in this Jubilee Year of Mercy. Many hands are needed to do the work of God. Please consider attending our next meeting as you will be warmly welcomed!