Peter/Paul Pastoral Care Ministry
Happy Father’s Day
All of us have a Heavenly Father that cares for us despite who we are or what we have done. For God, our Father we give thanks, and offer a prayer for all men who serve as father in many ways. “Our Father in Heaven, we thank you for all the fathers on earth who, like St. Joseph, accept the responsibility to care for and love their children. May you strengthen them with the kindness, patience and wisdom they need to encourage and guide their family. Most of all, may they know that you and you alone are the source of all that is good and truly valuable in this world. Amen.” (Compliments of Prolife Across America) Being a father is an awesome task. Let us thank our fathers and show our appreciation, not just on Father’s Day, but every day! Help us to recognize the sacrifices they make for our wellbeing. May our deceased fathers enjoy eternal rest and peace! Thank you and blessings on men who are mentors: teachers, coaches, uncles, grandfathers, and big brothers.
Thank you for all the priests who serve our spiritual needs.
June is National Safety Month. A source for safety information: .
Healthcare Directives Tuesday, June 18th at Whitney Senior Center at 11:00 AM
Blood Pressures will be taken after Masses the weekend of June 29-30, at St. Peter’s.
Please don’t forget to feed the hungry. Food Shelf donations are needed even if you are on vacation!
This is trauma season. Blood donations are needed. Be a lifesaver and make an appointment to donate by calling 1-800-448-3543. The need for blood doesn’t take a vacation!
Lord, send out your Spirit, and renew the face of the earth.
Reminder to all who take communion to the homebound. If you are finished with your home bound ministry, please remember to return the pyx to the Sacristy. Thank you for your ministry to people unable to atten community worship!
Home Delivered Meals will be starting at St. Peter's on Monday January 29th through February 2nd. Parishioners from St. Paul's Parish are also welcome to join us. Contact Tom Jacobs 252-0126 if interested in continuing a route or information concerning one.
Recognizing the incredible foundation that our Parish Nurses have provided in our parishes, we are now seeking to move into the future. With many people sharing an hour or two of their time each month, we will be able to care for our parish members with visits, prayers and cards. Wednesday, March 9th following the Adult retreat at 1pm all who are interested in considering this area of ministry will meet for 1 hour. All are encouraged to consider this ministry. A second gathering will take place in the evening at 6:30pm at St. Peter’s. If you have questions, please call the Pastoral Care Ministry phone at 251-4831 extension 210.
The Pastoral Care and Ministry is a health care ministry of the church which encourages an individual’s physical, emotional, spiritual, and social well-being, in the context of their relationship to God, family and neighbor.
Through the Pastoral Care and Ministry the parish seeks to develop creative ways of addressing needs and identifying resources to nurture health, wellness, and healing. This health care ministry strengthens the parish and enables the parishioners to focus on serving God by serving others.
Pastoral Care Ministers function independently and interdependently with individuals and professionals in the Church and community. As a professional, the Parish Nurse adheres to ethical and moral teachings of the Church, legal regulations, maintains confidentiality, and is accountable to the Pastor.
Pastoral Care Ministry Visits—With current changes in confidentiality
and respect to people’s privacy we do not know who is in need of prayer
and spiritual support from our parishes. In recent weeks we have had
several inquiries as to why family members have not been visited by our
parish pastoral care team. Be mindful that unless you contact us or
ask the health care facility to call the Pastoral Care team, we may
not be aware of such needs. ALWAYS call if you, a friend or relative
in our parishes would like a visit with prayer and spiritual support.
Geralyn or Mary Dee will arrange for a volunteer to visit. Our visits are
not community knowledge. It is up to individuals to inform those they
wish to know of their illness. Pastoral Care Ministry can be reached at
251-4831 extension 210.
Parishioners Hospitalized?—Please be certain to let the care team know when you are hospitalized if you would like a visit from their Spiritual Care Team. St. Cloud Hospital has a great team of ministers who visit, hear confessions and anoint those hospitalized. Due to confidentially, if you do not request to be listed as a member of our parishes, we may not know you are hospitalized.
Parishioners at the VA Medical Center—We are in need of help to identify those from our parishes that are residing at the VAMC in St. Cloud. We have Pastoral Care Ministers who will visit them on behalf of our parishes. If you have a family member or friend that is a member of our parishes, please call the Pastoral Care Office and let us know. We MUST have your help in locating our parishioners for this ministry.
With current changes in confidentiality and respect to people’s privacy there are also challenges to know who is in need of prayer and spiritual support in our parishes. In recent weeks we have had several inquiries as to why family members have not been visited by our parish pastoral care team. Be mindful that unless you contact us or ask the health care facility to call the Pastoral Care team, we may not be aware of such needs. ALWAYS call if you, a friend or relative in one of our parishes would like a visit with spiritual and prayer support. MaryDee will arrange for a volunteer to visit. Our visits are not community knowledge, it is up to individuals to inform those they wish to know of their illness. Pastoral Care Ministry can be reached at 251-4831 Ext. 210.
Pastoral Care Ministry Support is available. Please contact the Parish Pastoral Care Ministry Team if you or a family or friend from our parishes wishes to be added onto our visiting lists. Visits are made as we have volunteers available. We also offer prayer blankets, blessings, cards and support to all who are open to this ministry. Please call the Pastoral Ministry Office at 320-251-4831 extension 210 and leave a message for Mary Dee to respond. All requests are respectfully held in confidence by our team and volunteers.
Parishioners desiring a Pastoral Care Visit. Parishioners who are living in a Nursing Home, Assisted Living, Extended Care Facility, The VA Medical Center or home bound may be able to have a Pastoral Care Minister Visit them to offer Spiritual and Prayer Support. If you are interested in a visit or know of a parishioner who would appreciate this parish connection please call the Pastoral Ministry phone and leave a message. We do our best to return calls as we are able. 320-251-4831 extension 210 is the direct line. All inquires are treated with respect and confidentiality.