Funeral Dinner Volunteers

A vital part of any parish is its members helping to serve their fellow parishioners in times of loss.  Responsibilities include set up, arrangement for and/or preparation of the food and beverages in the Cathedral Center.  Also needed are volunteers to prepare dishes that will be brought to the Cathedral Center on the morning of the funeral.  Coordinators will help identify specific needs.

Contact: Jan Watts (260) 490-7322

 

Parish Office Assistance

Volunteers for this ministry are called upon to assist the secretary on occasion in the parish office weekdays during business hours. Duties include answering phones before holy days and during holiday seasons, preparation of large mailings, insertion of information into the parish bulletins, etc. 

Contact: Janice Buck (260) 424-1485 (Ext. 302)

 

Parish Nursing - Connecting Faith and Health

The goal of Parish Nursing is helping people to care of their most precious gift from God...their life.

Parish Nurses do not provide direct care, but instead focus on:

  • Health Promotion
  • Health Maintenance
  • Illness Prevention

The Parish Nurse ministry has the expertise of:

  • Nurses
  • Physician Consultant
  • Volunteers
  • Priests

The Parish Nurse may also be a:

  • Health Advocate
  • Heath Educator
  • Personal Health Counselor
  • Refferal Agent
  • Facilitator of Volunteers
  • Developer os Support Groups

Tother Cathedral Ministries working together as part of the health ministry team:

  • Saint Vincent DePaul Society
  • Youth Ministry

TA few of the activities/programs provided may include:

  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Blood Drives
  • Flu/Pneumonia Immunizations
  • Educational Health Programs
  • Homebound Visits Including Eucharist
  • Grief/Bereavement Support

 The Parish Nurse may assist:

  • If you are immediate family member is ill
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed and need someone to talk to
  • If you need help dealing with loss or death
  • If you are looking for ways to improve your health
  • f you need information about home care or community serivces
  • If you are in need of prayer or Eucharist

Contact:  Nancy O’Brien (260) 424-1485(Ext. 314) nancysobrien@msn.com

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

This international organization of adults meets one Wednesday afternoon each month.  They sponsor the food collection, and special collections throughout the year to help those in need. 

Contact: Sandy Hall (260) 424-1485 (Ext. 306)
               
         

Pro-Life Committee (Society of St. Gianna)

The Society of St. Gianna, the parish’s pro-life organization, was formed in 2006.  The focus of the group is pro-life education and involvement in the community.  It regularly presents speakers on a variety of pro-life issues and promotes the Mother’s Day carnation event.  The organization received its inspiration from recently canonized Gianna Berretta Molla, a devout Italian wife, mother and physician, who died in 1962 in order to save the life of her unborn child.                                 

Contact: Church Office at (260) 424-1485 (Ext. 302)  

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Homebound

Persons who serve in this ministry are trained to take the Holy Eucharist to those parishioners who are homebound and not able to come to Church due to disability and/or illness.  In this ministry, one is called to be a sign and a bridge, bearing Christ in the Blessed Sacrament, and uniting the homebound persons with the parish community.                                              

Contact: Nancy O’Brien (260) 424-1485 (Ext. 314)

 

Transportation

This ministry provides transportation to those in need of transportation to the Cathedral for Sunday Mass, missions, and other Cathedral Parish events.

Contact: Parish Office (260) 424-1485