Pastoral Care

Comforters

An intercessory prayer group of St. Peter’s members for parishoners and beyond. They meet Mondays at 10:00 AM, in the Parish House Library.  

Stephen Ministry

Trained lay men and lay women to accompany church members through critical pastoral concerns.  

Eucharistic Visitors

Be a Part of the Lord’s Supper

I remember very clearly nine years ago on Easter Sunday, Fr. Al Cole turned to me and said, “You’ve been trained as a LEM, haven’t you?”  “Yes,” I gulped.  “I want you to take the second chalice,” he said.  From that day forward, I became a part of one of the most Holy Sacraments in the church.  Except for the time I spend serving on the Altar Guild, being a Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM) is one of my favorite ministries.  I get to read scripture, lead the Prayers of the People, ring the bell, serve the Blood of Christ; to God’s people, and wear a really cool white vestment.  While I haven’t done so in the Diocese of Easton, I have also been licensed to take communion to those members of the church who are shut-in, hospitalized, or for some other reason, not able to attend church.

Won’t you prayerfully consider becoming part of this special ministry?  You would join a group of trained men and women who perform these duties on a rotating basis.  At first, you would shadow one of us so you can learn “on the job”.  Once you feel comfortable, you can give it a try on your own.  At some point, probably in the Fall, you will attend a Diocese-lead training and become a fully licensed Lay Eucharistic Minister (assisting supply priest during the service) and/or a licensed Lay Eucharistic Visitor (taking communion to one of our members who couldn’t be in church).

If you would like to learn more about becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM) or a Lay Eucharistic Visitor (LEV), please contact me, Laura McCarthy at lmccarthy6@comcast.net or Father David Michaud at davidmichaud07@gmail.com.

Hospital Visits
Please contact the Parish office or Father David Michaud at davidmichaud97@gmail.com to schedule a visit.

St. Peter’s Care Team

Have you ever thought about doing something but didn’t know what you would like to do?  How about helping your fellow parishioners at St. Peter’s Church?  We are in need of volunteers who would be willing to:

  • Run errands
  • Take someone to a doctor’s appointment
  • Take food to someone whose family member is in the hospital or has just had surgery
  • Pick up someone so he/she may attend a church service
  • Pick up someone so he/she may attend an event at the church

The possibilities are endless but it will only take a small amount of time and commitment.

If you are interested in helping out in any way, join the St. Peter’s Caring Team — please contact me.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Laura McCarthy, Pastoral Care Committee Chair, lmccarthy6@comcast.net