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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.

** NOTE: Requirements for all those desiring to work with our youth and vulnerable adults include :1) Completing online training at www.VIRTUSONLINE.org 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.

See the link to the Archdiocese Requirements: Archdiocese Safe Environment Requirements
Victim Assistance Hotline: 651-291-4497

 
Pastoral Care Commission Member
Meets monthly – Offer input, support, guidance and direction for how we live our call of pastoral care to our parishioners.
 
Journey through Loss
Schedules varies – see church website or bulletin
Support group for those who have experienced loss of a loved one.
 
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.  

Funeral – Coordinator
4 hours/funeral – commitment is variable and on as needed basis – typically every 4-6 weeks Phone call, organize, and solicit volunteers to prepare funeral luncheon meals and serve at luncheons.  Also, purchase food and bring to church. 
 
Funeral – Dessert Bakers
Time commitment is your discretion – on as needed basis – typically every 4-6 weeks Prepare bars, cookies, and/or cakes (homemade or store-bought) and drop-off at church for funeral luncheons.

Funeral Volunteers
2-4 hours - commitment is variable and on as needed basis –
 typically every 4-6 weeks
Preparers: Cook and prepare luncheon meal in the church kitchen.
Lunch Servers: Prepare dining room tables and buffet for funeral luncheons.  Assist serving meal to funeral attendees.
Clean-Up Crew: Clean-up dining hall and kitchen, pack left-over food for family to take home, clean tables, etc.
  

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.  **
 
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. **
 
Parish Nurse
Yearly – 4-5 hours
Attends to the medical needs of the parish. Coordinates annual health fair. 
 
Prayer Shawl / Chemo Capv 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. 
 
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.  **