Ministries

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP

Meetings are held on the 1st Mondays of the month at 12Noon in the Ministry Wing.

Couple to Couple Ministry

Couples Ministers are volunteer married couples who are selected by the parish staff and trained by the Diocese to assist in the preparation of engaged couples for marriage. The Couples Ministers meet several times with engaged couples in informal settings to discuss issues related to marriage. This ministry allows engaged couples to interact with couples already living the Sacrament of Marriage.

Healing Prayer Ministry

Healing Prayer teams, comprised of two people per team, are available for individual prayer, bi-monthly on the last Sunday of each month, at 10AM in the Ministry Wing, and at 12PM in church. It is a time when you can confidentially bring your concerns before the Lord and ask others to pray with and for you. For current schedule, please call the parish office.

HOLY HOUR WITH THE LORD (Prayers of Intercession)

On the second Wednesday each month at 7PM in church, we pray before the Blessed Sacrament for our parish community, our Diocese, our universal Catholic Church, and any special intentions submitted by parishioners. Everyone is invited to this Holy Hour. Personal intentions can be written in the prayer intentions book or written on a piece of paper and placed in the prayer box adjacent to t. Therese room; all intentions are kept confidential.

HOSPITAL, NURSING HOME AND HOME VISITS

Whenever there is a hospital admission, for you or a loved one, please inform the parish office so we can arrange for someone to visit, bring Holy Communion, a bulletin and pray with you for your recovery.

Ministry of Consolation

Certified by the Diocese of Cleveland, members of this ministry provide pastoral and spiritual support for all who mourn a loss through death in order to receive the healing comfort of God. Team members attend wakes, provide sympathy through cards, sponsor a yearly "Remembrance Mass", and offer monthly grief support sessions.

Ministry of Hope

This ministry is dedicated to providing assistance to the needy individuals and families in our parish boundaries, after verification of the need. This assistance may be food, payment towards utility bills, prescription co-pay or other necessities. Donations received from parishioners via Poor Box and Fifth Sunday Collections, enable the Ministry to continue to serve to the needy. Food drive weekend is the third weekend of each month.

Ministry of Praise and Mercy

The Ministry of Praise & Mercy is a genuine and simple way of keeping our homebound parishioners connected to the life and prayer of our parish. The group assists the staff members who visit the homebound by "adopting a shut-in" with the homebound person's permission. Our homebound parishioners or shut-ins become amassadors of prayer for the rest of the parish as they pray for the intentions the pastor requests. In turn, those who have adopted a shut-in offer support and prayer through cards and conversations. Meetings are occasional based on need.

Ministry of the Sick and Homebound

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit parishioners who are sick and homebound and bring Holy Communion to their

Nursing Home Ministry

Eucharistic Ministers bring Holy Communion to Catholic residents of the area nursing homes every Sunday. In addition, some also assist at monthly Masses, Communion services and lead the Rosary.

PAMPHLET RACK

The pamphlet rack in the vestibule of the church is available as a convenience to our parishioners. The free materials include information on spiritual matters, family life, self-help, children and more. We encourage you to take material from the rack.

PILGRIM STATUE

The traveling Fatima Pilgrim Statue is available to have for private devotion in a parishioner's home. See the bulletin board in the church vestibule for the sign-up sheet.

PRAYER LINE

People in need of prayer, or who want to request prayers for someone in need, can call the prayer line number of the Ursuline Nuns of Cleveland, 440.449.1200 x103.

SHARING TREE COLLECTION

The Sharing Tree Collection is a opportunity to reach out to others at Christmas. A small group organizes, collects and distributes Chritmas gifts from our parish family to organizations that serve the needy in our community.

VOTIVE LIGHTS AND CANDLES

The votive lights by St. Joseph in the vestibule are lit for two days, with a suggested offering of $1. The votive lights by the Blessed Mother and St. Joseph in front of church are lit for seven days, with a suggested offering of $3. BLessed Mother and St. Peter votive lights on the north and south walls are lit for fourteen days, with a suggested offering of $10. The candles in the church can be lit by asking any of the Ushers on the weekends or the Altar Servers after the weekday Masses