Care Ministries

May 25, 2015

If you wish to touch someones heart by giving some of yours, we have many opportunities to express your love for those in need.

Bereavement Minister

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 whoa are grieving through conversation, meals  and notes/cards of sympathy and encouragement. Bereavement Group meets once a year for nine weeks.

Funeral Luncheon Worker

Volunteers provide a luncheon for families upon request following the funeral. Volunteers provide side dishes, desserts, set-up, serve and clean up.

Prayer Chain

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.

Monroe County, IL House of Neighborly Service

The Monroe County, IL  House of Neighborly Service is a group of community organizations, civic groups, churches, agencies and individuals who have come together to join resources and energies to find ways to best serve our community members and families. Committed to offering "Help for today, Hope for tomorrow and a Hand up for life!", their goal is to help families and individuals be successful, productive and self-sustaining.

If you would like to learn more about this organization please visit

http://mocohouseofneighborlyservice.weebly.com/

Homebound Visitor

Parishioners interested in visiting home bound parishioners to share faith and friendship. Visitors often serve by helping to keep home bound parishioners aware of the activities of the parish, often making it possible for the home bound to participate in activities.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are needed to take the Eucharist to our members who are unable to get to Mass on weekends. It may become necessary to visit our homebound members twice a month rather than weekly visits because of the shortage of ministers. Please consider being part of this rewarding ministry. If you would like more information please call Susan Martin at 618/830-1181.

Hospital Visitor

Parishioners available to make visits to area hospitals to offer faith and friendship to hospitalized parishioners. During the visit prayer and scripture will be offered.

Nursing Home Visitor

Parishioners assist with the monthly Mass held at the area Nursing Homes. They assist residents with participating in the Mass.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Parishioners knit/crochet prayer shawls to be given to ill, home bound, grieving, etc.