Each of us suffer losses in our lives, members of this ministry assist others who are dealing with the loss of a loved one by providing bereavement support which may include cards, phone calls, visits and educational literature about the bereavement process. We meet regularly for support and formation. Individuals or couples who think they might be called to minister to others as a member of this team will be given training, materials and support.

 Healing Grief Support Group

*Usually meets at 3:00 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in meeting room 2. This is a peer support group for those who are grieving. The group usually begins with an educational video and discussion. Members are then encouraged to share experiences and feelings as they are comfortable. All are welcome to attend when they are able.

*The Grief Support Group is currently on hold at this time.

**If you are interested in leading a Grief Support Group, please contact Kelli by calling the number below.

 

Contact Kelli Webb
785-826-5199

The Health Ministry Cabinet strives to bring the healing mission of Jesus to our parish and community in a tangible way. This team of health professionals and dedicated members of the parish focuses on health issues which affect us in this day and age, and seeks to meet the needs of the parish by bringing in experts to speak, providing health screenings, and creating opportunities to improve the health of others through service and donations. Additionally, this team works closely with the parish nurse to develop programs and activities aimed at building community and helping individuals and families enjoy better health in body, mind, and spirit.

If you have ideas for the cabinet, or are interested in joining one of our ministry teams yourself, please feel free to contact us.

Contact:

Bob Schroeder

Volunteer & Ministry Coordinator
785-827-5575
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In a spirit of compassion, we Angel Food cooks gather at the parish hall 2-3 times a year to prepare and freeze meals that will be taken to parishioners who have recently come home from the hospital. These meals are planned and prepared under the direction of a nutritionist. We also have the opportunity to assist the parish by preparing food for occasions such as the Parish Picnic, receptions and other events. Our cooking gatherings are fun opportunities to enjoy fellowship while serving others. Volunteers who are unable to join us in cooking can help by contributing ingredients.

Angel Food visitors reach out to those who have recently returned home from the hospital or are suffering a hardship. We deliver a listening ear and a frozen meal. The meal is prepared under the guidance of a nutritionist.

Contact Cooks - Linda Baumberger
785-827-9922
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Visitors - Karel Maneth
785-827-5117
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If you have suggestions for Health Education topics, we would appreciate your input. Please contact the individual below. 

Photo to right, parishioners learned to can tomatoes at the Water Bath Canning Workshop held in August.

Contact Doris Worcester
785-827-5575
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Parent/New Baby Baby shoes photo

These Parent/New Baby Cooks gather at the Parish Hall 2-3 times a year to prepare and freeze meals that will be taken to parishioners with a new baby in the family. Meals are planned and prepared under the guidance of a nutritionist. Cooking events are a fun opportunity for fellowship while serving others.

The Parent/New Baby Visitors distribute the meals along with other gifts to the families.

If you are expecting, or know someone who is expecting and would like us to provide a meal, contact Molly or Bob (contact info. is listed below).

If you would like to volunteer for one of these ministries, contact Bob Schroeder.

Contact(s)  
Cooks - Linda Baumberger
785-827-9922
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Visitors - Molly Kierscht
785-342-1245
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Bob Schroeder
785-827-5575
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Volunteer & Ministry Coordinator
 

We sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive six times a year. Those who are unable to donate blood can volunteer their time or donate food for the donors. Our next blood drive will be on Friday, July 28, from 10:00a.m.-5:30p.m. Drives take place in the all purpose room of the grade school.

Contact To donate Blood call Pat Jacobs
785-826-3212
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To donate food or volunteer call Judy Quinn
785-404-6754
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Volunteers help provide companionship to homebound parishioners through weekly visits or periodic phone calls. Some volunteers also provide brief respite breaks for home caregivers.

Contact Doris Worcester
785-827-5575
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This is an opportunity for members of our parish to reach out once a month to those who are hospitalized. Volunteers are provided with training and materials to share with those they visit.

Contact Doris Worcester
785-827-5575
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Our Parish Library consists of written and a small number of audiovisual resources on the following topics:

Spirituality and Prayer
Biography of Saints
Catholic Faith
Christian Living
Women's Interest
Parenting
Grief
Health and Mental Health

Items may be checked out on the honor system. We do ask that you Leave a card with your name and phone number and return them when promptly so that others may also benefit from them.

Donations of new or gently used books or audiovisual resources as well as monetary donations are appreciated.

The library is located on the North end of the hall in the Parish Center, across from the nursery.

Contact Judy Kvasnicka
785-643-8690