St. Ignatius Catholic Church

SOCIAL CONCERNS  

"For I was hungry and you fed me; I was thirsty and you gave me water; I was a stranger and you invited me into your homes; naked and you clothed me; sick and in prison, and you visited me"....."And I, the King, will tell them, When you did it to these my brothers you were doing it to me!"
Matthew 25:35-36

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY
St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic organization of lay persons that seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity and by person-to-person involvement, to help the poor. They make emergency food available, and visit St Charles Hospital and area nursing homes on Sunday. For more information contact our St. Vincent De Paul Coordinator, Jerry Vondran (419)690-0931.

BAY PARK HOSPITAL COMMUNION MINISTRY
Parishioners have the opportunity to bring the Eucharist to Catholics at Bay Park Hospital. Training is provided by the hospital which also handles the scheduling. Ministry is performed on a monthly basis. For more information contact Fr. Mark Herzog (419)693-1150.

ST. LOUIS HELPING HANDS
St. Louis Helping Hands provides food service for the poor and needy. Food is prepared and the kitchen is staffed by St. Ignatius parishioners on the third Monday of each month. To volunteer please contact our Parish Office at (419)693-1150.

FRIENDLY VISITORS
Friendly Visitors provides support to parishioners who because of age or illness are confined to their homes, nursing homes or assisted living. Parishioners are asked to inform the parish of a homebound family member or neighbor, so that our parish family can stay connected and provide ministry as needed. Volunteers make visits and bring the Eucharist. Bulletins are mailed to those who are homebound. Call the Parish Office with information about a homebound parishioner or to volunteer for this ministry. (419)693-1150.

CARING COOKS
Caring Cooks offer meals, on a short term basis, to elderly or sick parishioners who cannot cook for themselves. Call the Parish Office for information or to volunteer for this ministry (419)693-1150.

BEREAVEMENT MINISTRY
Designed to help those who have lost a loved one they provide friendship, support and understanding through fellowship with others who have experienced grief. This accomplished one-on-one contact, a monthly support group and regular mailings. If you feel called to this ministry contact Sandy Adcock (419)693-5882.

GOOD SAMARITAN PARISHIONERS
Parishioners are invited to prepare casseroles for St. Louis Helping Hands in Toledo. Pans an recipes are provided quarterly. For more information Lisa Perlaky at the Parish Office (419)693-1150.

FUNERAL LUNCHEON TEAM
Funeral Luncheon Team serves a meal in the Parish Hall for a deceased parishioner's family and friends after the funeral. Call the parish office for information or to volunteer for this ministry 419-693-1150.

NURSING HOME VISITATION
St. Ignatius Parish is responsible for the spiritual care of the clients of Heartland Nursing home on Navarre Ave. Volunteers take Communion to the home every Friday and Mass is offered on the fourth Friday of each month at 10:30 a.m. To volunteer for this ministry please call The Parish Office(419)693-1150.

PARISH NURSE MINISTRY
Parish nurse ministry promotes health and healing as part of the mission and ministry of St. Ignatius Parish . Currently Parish nurses offer blood pressure screening on the fourth Sunday of the month, and provide bulletin inserts with timly health information for our parishioners. Gina Faneuff coordinates this ministry 419-691-1011.

GIVING TREE
The giving tree is St. Ignatius' Advent outreach to poor families in the Oregon area. On the First Sunday of Advent the Giving Tree is displayed in church. Tags on the tree indicate family needs or items needed to help needy families. Parishioners are invited to take a tag from the tree and purchase the gifts, returning them to the church for distribution. Contact Aimee Mottmiller 419-693-1150

SOCIAL CONCERNS TEAM
This ministry team has a threefold purpose: to educate parishioners about the social teaching of the Catholic Church and current social issues, to create opportunities for parishioners to share in social ministry, and to explore and establish new social ministries in our parish. If you feel called to share in this ministry call Fr. Mark Herzog (419)693-1150.

DIVORCE CARE MINISTRY
Newly formed ministry team will provide understanding and support for the divorced through a thirteen week series. Dealing with hurt and anger, coping and moving forward, status within the church and the annulment process will be some of the topics discussed. If you are interested in this ministry contact Marilyn Veith (419)698-4745.

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