Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.~ Matthew 28.19
The Importance of Reaching Out
A Church is not inward looking. Before Jesus ascended into heaven he gave the disciples the great commission to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28.19). We are on a mission and this moves us out into the world, into our communities, to bring healing, mercy, and compassion so that all people may know and respond to God’s love.
Below are listed the many varied ways that you can join in the mission. If there is an outreach opportunity that you do not see listed here, please contact the Parish Office, together we may be able to help.
Pastoral Care to the Sick
This dedicated group of individuals visit and distribute Holy Communion to parishioners who are homebound or in hospital and long term care homes. They are a visible connection to the Parish and a reminder to those unable to attend Mass that our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Funeral Reception Team
The Funeral Reception Team prepares and serves the luncheon for grieving families and friends as they gather for a time of fellowship in the Parish Hall. Your gift of compassion is greatly appreciated by grieving families.
Creating Safe Environments
The Diocese of Thunder Bay is committed to creating and maintaining safe environments in our Faith Communities for those who work, volunteer and gather within our Parishes and institutions. In keeping with Diocesan policy, involvement in parish ministry requires a mandatory screening process for all applicants. Ministries which will place the applicant in the company of vulnerable individuals will require additional screening, including a criminal record check.
Interested? What’s the next step…
If you are interested in assisting with one of these ministries, please contact the Parish Office to learn more and to register, or download the volunteer ministry application and return it to the Parish Office.