Care Ministries

This ministry is designed to meet the non-medical needs of people in our community who are homebound, in nursing homes or in the hospital. Volunteers should enjoy visiting with others and can minister individually or as a family. Some ministries require volunteers to undergo VIRTUS Training and submit to background check.

Distributing Communion
Communion Distribute Communion to the homebound in their home or at care facilities. COMMITMENT: 3-4 hours per month. Volunteers must undergo VIRTUS Training. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Dcn. CF Dedman at: cfdedman@saintjosephparish.org
Visiting Homebound
Homebound Visit the homebound members of our parish. COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours per month. Volunteers must undergo VIRTUS Training. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Dcn. CF Dedman at: cfdedman@saintjosephparish.org
Hospital Visitors
Hospital Visit members of our parish who are hospitalized. COMMITMENT: 3-4 hours per month. Volunteers must undergo VIRTUS Training. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Dcn. CF Dedman at: cfdedman@saintjosephparish.org
Nursing Home Visitors
Nursing Home Visit members of our parish who are in a nursing home. COMMITMENT: 2-3 hours per month. Volunteers must undergo VIRTUS Training. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Dcn. CF Dedman at: cfdedman@saintjosephparish.org
Meal Ministry
Funeral Lunch Prepare and deliver meals to members of our parish community who are having a difficult time preparing food for themselves. Volunteers must undergo VIRTUS Training. COMMITMENT: 1 time per month. If interested in this ministry, please contact Carol at: cjensen@stmaryparish.org
Prayer Shawl Ministry
prayershawl Knitters and/or crocheters are needed to make the shawls we distribute to those in need of support and comfort. New members are always welcome. COMMITMENT: Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday afternoons of the month. If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry, please contact Carol at: cjensen@stmaryparish.org
Prayer Relay Team
Prayer Chain Prayer is the active expression that can be practiced by all. This ministry includes praying for church officials, the parish community and special intentions. COMMITMENT: Pray for intercessions received through a phone tree. If interested in this ministry, please contact Barb at: bmauthe@saintjosephparish.org