St. Theresa Pastoral Care

St. Theresa Pastoral Care 2016-12-13T15:21:17+00:00

COORDINATORS OF PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY

Pastoral Care happens all the time within a faith community, where parishioners reach out to one another to help share the mercy and love of Christ with all those who suffer in body, mind or spirit.  Listed below are several organized ways in which we reach out to one another.

April Young – ayoung@sainttheresaiowa.org; ph: 515-279-4654 x308

COMMUNION MINISTRY TO THE SICK

A dedicated team of Extraordinary Ministers of Communion distribute Communion on a regular basis to those who are homebound or reside in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. Fr. Neal and Ms. Young visit the Des Moines hospitals regularly to see parishioners who are in the hospital.  Please contact us:

  • if you or a loved one is in the hospital;
  • if you or a loved one would like the Eucharist brought to your home;
  • if you would like to volunteer in this ministry

PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY

Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18)

The St. Theresa Prayer Chain is a network of parishioners who receive prayer requests and thanksgiving for answered prayers.  We have both an email and a phone Prayer Chain.  Email or Call  April Young to convey your prayer request.  Prayer is at the heart of our life together in Christ.

 GRIEF SUPPORT MINISTRY

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)

Our Grief Team offers a Grief Support Group twice a year, in the Spring and in the Fall, to help support those who are grieving. Check our Parish Calendar for times and contact April Young to learn more about this group, if you need a listening ear or help finding area resources to help you with your grief.

MEDICAL EQUIPMENT “LENDING LIBRARY”

People have donated used medical equipment to our church, which we in turn lend to those who need this items to meet a short-term need.  It is a constantly fluctuating inventory, so you need to contact us to see what we have available to help you.