Respect Life Crafters
This program offers one-to-one lay pastoral care to those going through a difficult time such as grieving the loss of a loved one, loss of a job, terminally ill, chronically ill or any transitional issue. Stephen Ministers attend a 50-hour training course at St. Patrick to learn caring skills. If you are a caring person who enjoys helping others, this could be an excellent ministry for you. Once training is completed, the time commitment is about 6 hours per month.
Funeral Meal Ministry
The Funeral Meal Ministry prepares a reception for family and friends following a Funeral Mass. Volunteers are split into two groups: those who prepare a dish at home and deliver it on the morning of the funeral and those who help with set-up and clean-up for the reception at the church. There is no charge to the family. This is one example of how St. Patrick can reach out to those who are suffering the loss of a loved one.
Grief Support Group
Participants offer support for those grieving the death of a loved one. This is an opportunity for those who are grieving to express their feelings within a contained and supportive group.
Ministry of Meals
Parishioners provide meals for individuals or families with a member who is homebound due to illness, surgery, or hospitalization and also families with a new baby. Any family that needs help preparing meals for any reason can call the Parish office for help. Volunteers prepare and deliver meals on an “as needed” basis.
Military Outreach Ministry (MOM)
Visiting the Sick and Home-bound
Visits are made to those who are sick either at home, in the hospital or a care facility. Eucharist can be brought to them if requested. Our priests are happy to anoint those who are sick. Call Peg Shannon at 460-3829 or the office (598-3595) to advise us of the onset of serious illness. Anointing are also done after Mass on the first Tuesday of each month or by appointment.
Meals for the Sick and Home-bound
Participants provide meals (for a week or longer) for individuals or families with a member who is homebound due to illness, surgery, or hospitalization and also families with a new baby. Any family that needs help preparing meals for any reason can call the Parish Office for help. Volunteers prepare and deliver meals as needed.
St. Patrick is happy to coordinate your prayer needs with those who have set aside a special time to pray for others.
Staff and volunteers work together to plan and conduct Encounter Weekends and Marriage Retreats that are designed to nurture the relationship with each other and God. These programs are for those who are engaged, newly married or celebrating many years of marriage. Watch the bulletin for upcoming events or call the parish office at 598-3595.