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Providing ongoing support and ministry for those in crisis or life transitions, including the elderly, sick and spiritually needy in our STB community.

 

 


Communion to the Homebound

 Adult

Members are trained to give Eucharist to those that are not physically able to make it to STB.  Team members read the weekly scriptures, offer the Eucharist and spend time with our parishioners in their home. Ongoing Activity • One year commitment • Time commitment varies depending on needs from our parishioners • Skills required: vehicle and drivers license and insurance • No experience required.

CONTACT: Pat Williams at 651-683-980 ext. 109.


Prayer Shawl

Teen & Adult

This ministry begins with the knitter/crocheter praying for the recipient as she begins the project. Prayers and blessings are added as the project progresses. After the shawls are completed they are blessed and given to the Pastoral Care Team who will distribute them. Ongoing Activity • 3rd Thursday of the month • no time commitment • Skills required: kitting & crochet. If you don't know how to you can ask for someone to teach you how.

CONTACT: Pat Williams at 651-683-980 ext. 109.


Sunshine Sender 

Adult

Parishioner sends cards each month to parishioners prayed for at our Masses to let them know STB supports and cares for them.  Names and stamped cards are provided and you would add a note and sign as representative of STB.   Ongoing Activity • Once per month • Minimum one year commitment * Skills required: Legible handwriting • No experience required.

CONTACT: Pat Williams at 651-683-980 ext. 109.


Prayer Chain 

teens and adults

Confidential intentions for parishioners or loved ones.  A number of volunteers are asked to say a daily prayer to support people who contact the parish asking for prayer.  You will receive an email from the parish when requests are made.  Must be willing to pray daily for those in need.  Ongoing Activity • every 3rd Thursday of the month • no commitment • Skills required: knowladge of knitting or crochet  • Experience: none, if you do not know how to knit or crochet, you will be taught how to.

CONTACT: Pat Williams at 651-683-980 ext. 109.


New Perspective and Inver Glen Ministry 

Confirmed Adult

There is a weekly Saturday Word/Communion Service held in the chapel at New Perspective Communities of Eagan.  One or two members of the New Parspective Team prepares this service and a reflection. General Intercessions and copy of service available.  Training is done by observing the weekly Saturday service at 11:00 a.m.  Schedules are made out by a parish coordinator.  There is a weekly Monday Word/Communion Service held at the Inver Glen Senior Home at 10:00 a.m.  Two members of the Inver Glen Team prepare this service and a reflection.  General Intercessions are emailed to you each week.  Training is provided.  Schedules are made out by a parish coordinator. Extra services for Ash Wednesday are added for both New Perspective and Inver Glen. Ongoing Activity • Once per month • Years of commitment determined by each member of the team • Time commitment – one hour a month plus prep time • Skills required:  Love of the elderly, leading a group, friendly and compassionate.

CONTACT: Pat Williams at 651-683-980 ext. 109.


Funeral Hospitality Team 

Adult

The team works to make sure that  the funeral ministry teams are contacted when a funeral is scheduled. Ongoing Activity • As needed • One year commitment •Time commitment is 30 minutes  organizational time a few days before funeral • Skills required: Friendly, people person • No experience required.

CONTACT: Office Reception at 651-683-980.


Funeral phone volunteer

Adult

The team works to make sure that  the funeral ministry teams are contacted when a funeral is scheduled. Ongoing Activity • As needed • One year commitment •Time commitment is 30 minutes  organizational time a few days before funeral • Skills required: Friendly, people person • No experience required.

CONTACT: Office Reception at 651-683-980.


Funeral table set up

All ages • Family 

Arrive before the funeral to set up tables.  You will be contacted by phone or e-mail to verify your availability and give you the details regarding the time and date. Ongoing Activity • As needed • One year commitment • Time commitment  varies depending on needs from our parishioners • Skills required: ability to lift 10 pounds • No experience required.

CONTACT: Office Reception at 651-683-980.


Funeral food prep and donations

All ages • Family

Prepare food and bring to the church before the start of the funeral.  You will be contacted by phone or e-mail to verify your availability and give you the details regarding the time and date.  Ongoing Activity • As needed • One year commitment • Time commitment varies depending on needs from our parishioners • Skills required: ability to lift 10 pounds • No experience required.

CONTACT: Office Reception at 651-683-980.


Funeral Food service

All ages • Family

Arrive before the funeral to prepare drinks and serve the food after the funeral service.  You will be contacted by phone or e-mail to verify your availability and give you the details regarding the time and date.  Ongoing Activity • As needed • One year commitment • Time commitment varies depending on needs from our parishioners • Skills required: none • No experience required.

CONTACT: Office Reception at 651-683-980.


Funeral environment clean up 

All ages • Family

Arrive after the funeral to put away the tables and chairs.  You will be contacted by phone or e-mail to verify your availability and give you the details regarding the time and date. Ongoing Activity • As needed • One year commitment • Time commitment varies depending on needs from our parishioners • Skills required: ability to lift 10 pounds • No experience required.

CONTACT: Office Reception at 651-683-980.


Funeral Usher

All adult parishioners.

Must be available on 2 to 3 day notice.  Assists Funeral Directors in passing out Worship Aids, helps in the seating of family and assembly, ushers communion, ushers the people out at the end of Mass, assists the coordinator bringing the church back to the Sunday arrangement afterward. As needed. Time commitment 1 hour before and 15 minutes after the funeral. No experience required. Orientation provided. People who are weekend ushers are also welcome.

CONTACT: Office Reception at 651-683-980.