Pastoral Care Ministries
Prayer Shawl Ministry (Knitting)
The prayer shawl ministry (called the Guild of St Rose) is made up of women, although men are encouraged to participate if they like to knit or crochet. Our purpose is to create prayer shawls to be given to people who are ill, have suffered a loss, or who are in need of the comforting love of God as they wrap themselves in the soft wool. We also create baby blankets and hats to be given to babies born prematurely. We gather once a month to knit, crochet, and share our projects with one another, followed by lunch. Experience is not necessary! Please contact the ministry coordinator if you'd be interested in finding out more about this ministry!
The group meets monthly, once during the day and once during the evening, to accomodate everyone's schedules. Meeting dates and times are posted in the weekly Mass bulletin as well as announced in the weekly parish e-newsletter, The Parish Post.
Daughters of the King (Prayer Ministry)
Each chapter of the Daughters of the King takes a Chapter name from our Church History. Our Chapter is named for Saint Brigid of Ireland (fl. 451 – 525) was an Irish Christian nun, abbess, and founder of several convents who is venerated as a saint. She is considered one of Ireland's patron saints along with Saints Patrick and Columba.
The Saint Brigid’s Chapter of the Daughter’s of the King meets monthly for Prayer and to discuss our service to our parish. Father Tripp has requested that our chapter serve not only in praying for the parish and her people and mission, but to provide direct service to the parish through ministry in assisting with the special services of Baptisms, Weddings, and Funerals. Many of our members also serve the parish in other ways, being teachers, members ofthe Altar or Flowerguilds, participants in the choir, and as members of the Vestry.
There are discernment classes held yearly for those who would like to see if this is where they are called to serve. We have regular meetings and anyone who would like to see who we are and what we do is welcome to attend. Please see Wendy Lambert or Chris Palmer for dates of the next meeting or if you have any questions to ask. We also have Quiet Days that are open to all.
Guild of the Christ Child (Newborn Babies and Baptisms)
The Guild of Christ Child is a group who focuses their support on parishioners who have newborn babies and also for those families who want to pursue first holy baptism for their children. The guild prepares for the sacrament by making banners that will be displayed in the church the day of the baptism and assists with instructions on baptism days. For more information about their services and for joining this guild please contact the coordinator.
Vestry Contact for Inreach & Pastoral Care - Wendy Lambert