St. Mary’s has a devoted Pastoral Care Team consisting of faithful members of our church whose dedication is to daily prayer for each person on our list, visitation of those not able to attend church services ( in hospitals, nursing homes, Care Centers and personal homes ) and study of devotions appropriate to our Faith. All members are also part of the Order of St. Luke ( OSL) and serve at the worship three services Healing Prayer Stations. All are Lay Eucharist Ministers (LEM) and licensed by our Diocese. Several members are also Stephen Ministers.
We meet every Wednesday morning, before Bible Study, and update our lists as well as checking in on each individual’s needs and any changes. Any changes or additions are emailed as received to the Team members. Individuals also may be added, if requested, from the Healing Stations. People are not added without their permission. And stay on the list for one month or whatever length is requested.
Names may be added by calling a member of our Clergy, contacting a member of the Team, requesting at all services or by email and the web connection. Click here for our Prayer List Form to aid in submitting your request.
Several mandatory qualifications for being a member of this Team are confidentiality, respect for each other, regular church attendance, daily devotions, readings that further our abilities and a deep commitment to prayer, service and love for our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Our team members are Tim Blaicher, Jane Battina, Yolanda Niamoli, Barbara Bachman, Audrey Craver, Pat Shilitto , Joe Danielle, Keel Jones, Jeanette Turansky, Bob Raubolt, Jess Roberts and Elinor Foltz.
Our Clergy advisor/mentor is Mother Bobbi Parini.
In addition to the Pastoral Team, the other ministries available are:
- St. Martins Ministry for addictions ( responsible for the Recovery Eucharist )
- Social Service ( Joanna Pace )
- Cancer Survivors ( Nancy Foley )
- Grief/Consolation ( Elinor Foltz )
- Bentleys weekday services ( Audrey Craver )
- Shawl Ministry ( Jean Odell )
Elinor Foltz, Pastoral Care Leader