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Outreach Ministries

Pastoral Outreach

Through pastoral care, we answer God’s call to serve all those in need with love and compassion. St. Mary's and St. Michael’s pastoral care programs are coordinated by Deacon Bert Bliss, Pastoral Minister, and made possible by the dedication of many volunteers in our parish family. To learn more about pastoral outreach please contact Deacon Bliss.

 

Pastoral Care to the Bereaved
Please call us if you are in need of someone to talk to, someone to help you through this journey of grief. Our priests, deacons, pastoral ministers and trained BeFrienders are here and ready to help you. There are also many resources we can share with you: scripture readings, support groups, books on dying and grief. Please call Deacon Bert Bliss, Pastoral Minister, at 379-1266.

 

Are you Hard of Hearing?
We have assistive hearing devices available in the Sacristy for use during Mass. Stop into the Sacristy and you can pick up a hearing device and earphone. Please return the device after Mass so that it can be recharged.

 

Sacramental Ministry
Our clergy visit homebound parishioners on the first Friday of every month. Catholic clergy also offer Mass once a month at each of the healthcare facilities,Good Samaritan, The Estates of Greeley and The Estates of Linden, and OakRidge Place. The clergy are also available to administer the Sacrament of the Sick. Call Deacon Bert Bliss, Pastoral Minister to arrange for this sacrament. 651-379-1266.

 

Community Outreach Board
Located in the ramp area between the Church and the great hall, the Community Outreach Board connects parishioners who wish to volunteer their time or resources to fellow parishioners in need. Postings are divided into four areas: requests for assistance, freebies, employment needed and employment opportunities.  Please note that we have several people who no longer drive looking for a ride to church. Please check the board for more information about these requests.

 

Remembering Those Who are Sick
At the First Friday 5:30 p.m. Mass at St. Michael's, we remember in prayer those parishioners who are sick.  If you know of someone who would like to be included in our Mass Intentions, please call Deacon Bert Bliss at 651-379-1266. We ask that, in accordance with privacy policies, you ensure that you have permission of the person to be named in the Mass Intentions.

 

Befriender Ministry

Cancer Support Group

St. Michael's Food Shelf

Giving Tree 

Grief Support Group

Care and Share Fund

Prayer Shawl Ministry

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Stillwater Knights of Columbus