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Stephen Ministry: Providing one-to-one care to those in need

Read more about how you can help a loved one during a time of need and prayer.

THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND AT ALL MASSES: OCTOBER 6 - 7TH!

A Stephen Minister comes alongside a hurting person, who is experiencing a crisis, such as grief, divorce, job loss, or a chronic or terminal illness.   He/she meets with that person on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, pray, and provide emotional and spiritual support. Men are paired with men; women with women. Your support in the second offering on October 7th will help keep Stephen Ministry vibrant and strong at Holy Infant.

Stephen Ministry is a one-to-one lay caring ministry. It draws its name from St. Stephen, the first deacon who was chosen  to provide caring ministry to those in need. Since the days of the Apostles, caring ministry has been a hallmark of the Christian faith community—and is at the heart of Stephen Ministry. Holy Infant is one of over 13,000 Christian congregations from all 50 United States, 10 Canadian provinces, and 30 other countries that have embraced Stephen Ministry. We now have 24 Stephen Ministers.

Stephen Leaders attend a Leader’s Training Course to be able to lead this ministry. They develop key skills to recruit, train and support Stephen Ministers. They learn how to build awareness for Stephen Ministry, how to connect Stephen Ministers with people who need care, and how to provide ongoing supervision and continuing education for Stephen Ministers.

Watch video testimonies from Stephen Ministry care receivers

If you think that you or someone you know might benefit from a Stephen Minister, please contact Father Robert or Lynn Sale.

Some of our Holy Infant Stephen Ministers 

 

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