Ministering to the Parish
Our parish community works hard to minister to all the needs of the parish. The following are several ways we care for one another. If you are in need of the support of any of these ministries, or would like to become actively involved, please contact the Community Life Office and you will be directed to the appropriate Ministry leader.
Members of the Bereavement Ministry offer support to families and friends following the loss of a loved one by providing a funeral reception and acting as hosts at the church for visitations.
Support is provided to parishioners experiencing employment-related transitions by assisting with resume writing, preparatory interviews, mentoring, and meeting with college students about career choices.
The parish keeps in touch with our college students with mailings and care packages, especially during their stressful exam schedules.
Members of the Hosptality Ministry provide a warm welcome and a friendly face to visitors, newcomers and new members. Sunday hosts offer to sit with them in both church and the Adult Forum, answering their questions, introducing them to others within the parish community and obtaining their basic information so that appropriate follow-up can be initiated.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
This ministry is one of of prayer and presence. Lay ministers take the Eucharist to those unable to participate in the church's Eucharistic gathering. If you are homebound and would like the Sacrament brought to you, please contact Father Hardman.
Lay members of the parish have an important role in our liturgies. Preparing the altar, arranging the flowers, baking the bread, acolyting, reading and singing are some of the many ways that parishioners assist with the Sunday and daily Eucharists. Read more...
Ministry to Clergy & Staff
To celebrate and honor the ministries of the clergy and staff, parishioners prepare a luncheon at the church on the 3rd Monday of each month.
We raise the needs and concerns of our parish to God, trusting that God hears and answers our prayer. Each week the prayer list is compiled as an aid to personal and communal intercessory prayer. All those on the prayer list are prayed for each day at the Eucharist. To add a name to the list, please contact Father Hardman.
Novice and experienced knitters meet each Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the parish library for prayer, knitting and conversation. The shawls are given to the sick and bereaved of the parish and to friends of the parish seeking comfort and strength.
A ministry of parishioners for parishioners, one-to-one quality Christian care is provided to those facing a personal crises such as loss of a loved one, divorce, serious illness, unemployment and many other life challenges.