Pastoral Care

Bereavement Card Ministry

Bereavement card ministers send cards to parishioners who have lost loved ones.

Bereavement Group Facilitator

Bereavement Group Facilitators are trained to offer a four-week program, A Time to Grieve; a Time to Heal. The program takes place twice a year.

Blood Pressure Screenings

During Coffee & Donut Sundays, nurses do blood pressure screenings according to American Heart Association guidelines.

CPR, First Aid, AED Training

Parish nurses provide CPR, First Aid and AED Training to parish staff and parishioners.

Disaster Preparedness

Parish nurses work on disaster planning at the parish and help parishioners prepare for disasters at home.

Funeral Dinners

St. Peter Parish offers funeral dinners to families of parishioners who die and whose funerals are celebrated here. Parishioners handle these dinners from A-Z, from set-up to tear-down and providing food. Volunteers to serve and/or to provide food a few times a year are welcome!

Holy Communion to the Homebound and to Nursing Homes

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion take the Eucharist to parishioners who are homebound or in nursing homes who request it on Saturday, Sunday, or at other times.

Qualifications: Must meet qualifications to be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Volunteers complete a parish orientation before beginning this ministry.

Hospital Communion Ministry

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion take the Eucharist to Catholic patients at Blessing Hospital who request the service. Flexible schedules can be arranged. New volunteers are accompanied by experienced volunteers during their first hospital visits.

Qualifications: Must meet qualifications to be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Volunteers must be commissioned by the diocese for outreach service and complete an orientation offered by Blessing Hospital. They should be mature individuals capable of working in a challenging environment that requires judgment and confidentiality.

Mass of Remembrance Volunteers

Bereavement volunteers help to arrange and host a Parish Mass of Remembrance each November.

On-site Nursing Support

Parish nurses can volunteer to be on site or on-call during parish youth programs, including Totus Tuus and PSR.

School Medical Records

Parish nurses help maintain medical information for students in St. Peter School.

Senior Ministry Volunteers

Parish volunteers visit and assist parishioners who are homebound and in nursing homes.

St. Veronica Guild (Prayer Blankets and more)

Members of the St. Veronica Guild make prayer blankets, prayer shawls, knit caps for cancer patients, Christening blankets for infants baptized in our parish and other hand-crafted items. These items may be knitted, crocheted, or sewn, but they all are expressions of healing, outreach and love. As guild members work, they pray for the person who will be the recipient. Completed items are blessed by a priest before distribution. While most work is done at home, those who are interested, get together after 8 a.m. Mass on the second Thursday of the month for a morning and/or afternoon of crafts, fellowship and prayer. Meeting attendance is not required and, in fact, we can pick up completed items for those who cannot drive.

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