Pastoral Care


BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY
This ministry encompasses the following areas of bereavement: assisting families in planning the funeral liturgy for their loved one, assisting at the funerals, sending cards, making phone calls, planning special liturgical celebrations during the year, funeral liturgy planning education for the parish, etc. Depending on the ministry, a certain amount of training and life experience is required.

FUNERAL LUNCHES
Assist in preparing food for funeral lunches and/or set-up, serving and clean-up for our funeral luncheons. This also includes those who would like to make a monetary donation for luncheon supplies and purchase of food.

HEARTS AND MINDS WITH HOPE
If you or a family member is struggling with depression or other mental health issues, come for information, understanding and spiritual support. Celebrate the 5:30 p.m. Monday evening Mass at St. Peter’s and then join us at 6:15 p.m. in the Parish Center’s Assisi Hall for coffee or tea. For further information, contact Sue Malaska at 419-756-0962 or email her at [email protected]

HOMEBOUND MINISTER
Visit and take the Eucharist to parishioners unable to get to Mass.

HOSPITAL FOLLOW UP MINISTER
Visit and take Eucharist after patient returns home from hospital until they can get back to church.

HOSPITAL MINISTER
Visit and take Eucharist to patients in the hospital.

NURSING HOME MINISTER
Visit and take Eucharist to residents in nursing homes.

PRAYER PIPE-LINE CALLER/PARTICIPANT
A spiritual ministry to connect members of St. Peter Parish through prayer. Originally this was a way to involve our homebound parishioners in a prayerful way, but now is opened to anyone.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY
Prayer Shawls are knitted or crocheted with love and prayers for the person who will eventually be presented with the prayer shawl. Prayer shawls are given to those who are ill and bereaved in our parish and community. If you know someone who would benefit from receiving one, please call Vickie Palmer.