The Pastoral Care Ministry is a parish effort to reach out to parishioners in need, for example, visits to nursing homes, or the home bound by the Extraordinary Ministers of Mercy. It also encompasses the many efforts of the Outreach Committee such as Dorothy Day and Town Food Bank support. All of these activities are addressed by the generous commitment of time and donations of goods from the parish family.

At times in the life of a parish circumstances coincide to challenge a particular family’s ability to meet the task of providing subsistent care. It is the Pastor’s privilege and duty to reach out on behalf of the parish family to assist those particular families who find themselves in significant need through the Family Assistance Program

The function of assisting families identified by the Family Assistance Program is just one more aspect of overall pastoral care.  The effort to provide resources that enable the Pastor to meet the needs of the Family Assistance Programis often just referred to as "Pastoral Care."

Parish Nurse Corner

health

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit? ...Therefore, honor God with your body.” (1Cor. 6:15-20).

During February, we begin our Lenten journey and can use this time to reflect upon our physical activity. Maybe instead of giving up something this year, add something instead. People who regularly exercise live longer and feel better. Physical activity reduces weight, the incidence of cancer, and heart disease. Walking 2 miles a few times a week significantly lowers the risk of death in senior citizens. If you are not exercising, start slowly and share your plan with others. Doing so, increases will power and having the support of others is good for you and good for them. So, if you must give up something for Lent this year, give up the couch!

2018 Annual Catholic Appeal

acaJoy in Christ, Our Gift to Share

The 2018 Annual Catholic Appeal is now underway in the diocese. To view some of the charitable initiatives, please view the video below that displays some of the programs & beneficiaries. 

As a parish it would be an accomplishment to meet our goal and increase parishioner participation. Please pray for a successful campaign. Thank you. Father Prince.

Click here to visit the Annual Catholic Appeal Website

 

Coffee Hour

coffee2The Parish Coffee Hour is held most Sundays following the 9:30 am Mass.

Baked goods are always welcome! There are usually 2 families who volunteer to host each Sunday. The first Sunday of the month is always hosted by the Prime Timers.If you would like to host a coffee hour please contact Cyndi Markovitz.