Family & Pastoral Care
“The family is experiencing a profound cultural crisis, as are all communities and social bonds. In the case of the family, the weakening of these bonds is particularly serious because the family is the fundamental cell of society, where we learn to live with others despite our differences and to belong to one another; it is also the place where parents pass on the faith to their children.” The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis I, n. 66
Family Support Group
Members of this group provide support to the parish community in the following ways:
- Give support at the time of sickness or death
- Send cards to parishioners who are ill or lose a family member
- Visit the homebound and bring Communion on request
- Assist at funerals in planning and hospitality
- Facilitate the All Saints Remembrance of the Dead
- Sponsor the Funeral Planning Seminar
- Help with the Communal Anointing of the Sick
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This is a ministry of prayer and of the hands. Members create prayer shawls, scarves, and quilts for people experiencing both joyful events, such as births and weddings, or difficult times of illness or loss. The creator prays for the person as they make the item, so the end result is infused with prayer.
This early childhood development center provides a Catholic environment which nurtures the social, physical, emotional, spiritual and cognitive growth of children. Serving children age 2.5 to 5 years old; the Preschool is a ministry of the parish and is open from 7:30 am to 6:00 pm daily.
Supporting the Sick and Homebound
When one of our parishioners is not able to drive to church, this ministry matches him or her up with people willing to offer a ride. When a parishioner is truly homebound, other parishioners visit and bring communion. This important ministry helps keep people connected to our parish community.