Pastoral Care Ministries
Funeral Lunch Preparation
Prepare or serve food for bereaved families. Time commitment is small and the rewards great. Call to get your name added to our list of helpers.
Contact: Michelle Dehaemers
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion bring the Body of Christ to Catholic patients and residents in the ten different facilities (hospitals, nursing and retirement homes, etc.) located within the Parish boundaries. Trained Ministers of Care also bring Holy Communion to Catholic parishioners that are unable to get out of their homes. This is a growing ministry and we are always looking for more help. The time commitment varies from 1 – 2 hours per month. Training is provided for all interested adult parishioners. Please email Tom Garbach at [email protected], or call him at 913.338.4367.
Prayer Care Committee
The Prayer Care Ministry was started in December, 1989, by Ginnie Bono to console those who are in need of our prayers. It began as a telephone prayer chain and grew so big in membership and in prayer requests that it became more efficient and convenient for most members to be emailed the prayer requests. Some members still prefer to be called. We pray for those who are grieving, in poor health, having financial or marital problems, looking for jobs, taking exams and for any other needs.
“In this ministry it is clear to me that all mankind needs prayers and that we are connected to each other by our prayers for each other. We can then hand over all our griefs and troubles to God’s infinite mercy.” - Sharon Khoury
The Prayer Ministry is open to all parishioners and requires no meetings, just a willingness to pray for those in need, by whatever method of prayer we prefer: Mass, rosary, novenas, favorite prayers, and sacrifices.
Submit your prayer request online here: Prayer Request Form
Contact: Sharon Khoury
The Respite program provides a caregiver time away while their loved one receives care and companionship from trained volunteer parishioners. Volunteers receive six hours of training by health professionals in the skills necessary to provide care and companionship. Trained volunteers are insured against liability and serve in our parish area. We need men and women. Please join in this rewarding ministry!
“I have been touched by the loving caregivers, and how appreciative they are to have a little time for themselves. Often the person who is homebound enjoys the company and having a connection with our church and faith.” - Pat Scheibel
Contact: Pat Scheibel