Bereavement MinistryMembers of this ministry assist grieving parishioners in the planning of the funeral liturgy for their family member and the printing of a liturgy booklet used during the funeral liturgy. Other members act as greeters for the Mass/liturgy. Members also plan a yearly memorial Mass in November close to the feast of All Souls. Anniversary cards are also sent to families by this ministry.

 

Elizabeth MinistryFollowing the example of Mary and Elizabeth, this parish ministry reaches out to women and their families during times of joy and sorrow in child bearing years: pregnancy, celebration of birth, grandparent support, miscarriage, infant/child crisis, infant/child death, infertility and adoption. This ministry holds an annual Mass of Remembrance for families who have lost a child of any age.

 

Home and Hospital Visitation – There are certain times in our lives when we are not able to be physically present in Church. In order to share God’s loving care to our parish family at these times, there is on-going visitation to the homebound and sick. Our Clergy, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist, and others follow the call of Jesus to visit the sick, to pray, and to bring comfort and consolation to those in need.

 

Joseph’s People – parish ministry which supports men and women in career crisis, unemployed and under-employed. Call Deacon Art McGuire at 610-544-5023 for more information.

 

Aid for Friends –a non-profit organization that provides meals to the homebound people in our 5 county area. Volunteers prepare meals in their homes and other volunteers deliver them once a week to the needy. The meal tins are located in the rectory basement along with the storage freezer. Meal prepares and Home visitors are needed. For more information call Maria Lynch at 610-543-3835.

 

Pro- Life Committee – Parishioners who work to inculcate a respect for life as demanded by God’s laws, in our society in general, and in our parish in particular. The group promotes the teachings of the Catholic Church, especially in regard to family, marriage, chastity, healing and reconciliation for those suffering from abortion, advocacy for human life in any condition and age, public witness and civic action.

 

Parish Food Collection – A monthly collection of food by parishioners is donated to the Food Bank in Darby, PA. Collection dates are announced in the bulletin and at the doors of church.

 

St. Vincent de Paul Society – A social services ministry of the parish which meets to assist parishioners in financial need. They also provide transportation for parishioners traveling to doctor’s appointments.

 

Intercessory Prayer – A group of parishioners who pray for the needs of parishioners, their families and friends using a telephone prayer chain. Please call 610-328-0741 to present prayer requests.

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