Am I Called?

This is truly a ministry of presence. Present to Our Lord first, and foremost, in the most Holy Eucharist; and present to those whom we are sent in this blessed ministry, of bringing Our Lord, to the sick and the homebound.

It is essential that we cultivate a life of daily prayer, always attentive to the Lord, and the way that He desires to live and move within us. Our ministry must always be a response of love on our part to the great kindness of Our Lord.

If you think that you are being called, please contact Trisha Engel at trisha@smarymag.org to set up an interview. We are in need of volunteers to bring Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners, and for volunteers to join us in our prayer ministry with the dying.

Prayer Ministry - Companions for the Journey

So, could you not keep watch with me one hour?

Matthew 26:40

Our prayer ministers are volunteers who have a desire to pray with those who are sick and dying. Routed and grounded in prayer our volunteers will be like a spring of water being poured out for those they serve. We offer prayers at the bedside for those who are dying, according to personal and family request.

Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is a key that opens God’s heart.

St Pio of Pietrelcina

Suffering is the greatest treasure on earth; it purifies the soul. In suffering, we learn who our true friend is.

Diary of St Faustina, # 342

Training Dates

Pastoral Care Training: Praying with the Dying
Sep 30 9:00am - 3:00pm

We are in need of volunteers who have a desire to pray with those who are sick and dying, at their bedside.

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