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Pastoral Care
 
If you would like to be involved in any of the groups listed below,
please contact the Parish Office at 651.455.6624

 
Bringing the church and its ministries to parishioners in need.

 

Have a prayer request? See the "Prayer Request Link" on the left side of the page. All prayer requests will be forwarded to a dedicated team of prayer warriors. Prayer requests will be kept confidential among prayer warriors.

 

If you would like your prayer to be added to the intentions to be read during Mass and/or the welcome screens at the Church, please contact the parish office.

 

Click on an opportunity below for more information:
Pastoral Care Commission Membe
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Journey Through Loss
Blood Pressure Checks
Home Eucharistic Minister
Journey through Loss Facilitator
Martha Ministries
Parish Nurse
Prayer Shawl / Chemo Cap Ministry
Senior Care Ministry


** NOTE: Requirements for all those desiring to work with our youth and vulnerable adults include :1) attending one three-hour Virtus training per the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) guidelines, 2) signing a Code of Conduct agreement , and 3) completing a criminal background check.  All training, documents, and information are provided.
 
Pastoral Care Commission Member
Meets monthly – Offer input, support, guidance and direction for how we live our call of pastoral care to our parishioners.
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Journey through Loss
Schedules varies – see church website or bulletin
Support group for those who have experienced loss of a loved one.
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Blood Pressure Checks
Monthly – 1–1½  hours
Medical personnel provide blood pressure checks the last weekend of every month after Masses and at 55+ monthly luncheons.  
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Home Eucharistic Minister
Weekly - typically 30 minutes – 1 hour
 Provide Communion and a brief “Mass-like” service for those unable to attend Mass.  Schedule is arranged between the Eucharistic Minister and homebound person. Must be a trained Eucharistic Minister.  **
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Journey through Loss Facilitator
Schedules varies – see church website or bulletin
Coordinates and facilitates support group for those who have experienced loss of a loved one. **
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Parish Nurse
Yearly – 4-5 hours
Attends to the medical needs of the parish. Coordinates annual health fair. 
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Prayer Shawl / Chemo Cap Ministry
Commitment is completely at your discretion and availability
Knit or crochet a prayer shawl or chemo cap to be blessed and given to a fellow parishioner or their family in need of prayers.  Must know how to knit/crochet.  Patterns provided upon request. 
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Senior Care Ministry
 3 times/month - Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Assist providing Scripture and Communion services for parish seniors living at long-term care facilities in Inver Grove Heights.  **
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The Church of St. Patrick | 3535 72nd Street East | Inver Grove Heights MN 55076
Phone: 651-455-6624 | Fax: 651-455-8984