Training and mandation are required prior to volunteering as a Caring Minister in any of the below capacities.
- Homebound: contact Deacon Mike 303-988-6435 x 16
We are in need of more individuals to bring the Holy Eucharist to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass. Whether it be a short-term recovery from illness or surgery, or a long-term situation, your neighbors need your help so they can continue receiving the Body of Christ. Training is provided and scheduling is flexible. Prior experience as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist in not required. This is truly a spiritually rewarding experience for all involved. Please contact
Deacon Mike if you are interested in learning more about this ministry: 303-988-6435 x 16.
- St. Anthony Hospital: contact Deacon Mike 303-988-6435 x 16
This ministry brings Holy Communion to Catholic patients at St. Anthony Hospital. The blessings you receive and the satisfaction you can’t help feeling when you see the smile and peace and hear the “thanks” from a patient or family member is more than you could ever imagine. You must be willing to follow the directives of St Anthony Hospital, and attend some training. Mandation through St. Jude is required prior to volunteering. Most of all, you need a sincere desire to serve Jesus and His sick patients at the hospital.
- Lutheran Hospital: contact Deacon Mike 303-988-6435 x 16
St. Jude sends Caring Ministers to Lutheran Hospital on Thursdays and some Saturdays to bring Holy Communion to Catholic patients. Most ministers visit the hospital once every four weeks, but greater involvement is welcome.
- Villa Care Center: contact Deacon Mike 303-988-6435 x 16
Caring Minister volunteers assigned to the Villa Care Center take the Holy Eucharist to Catholic residents at the Villa every Friday morning after the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Every second Friday of the month, Father will say Mass at the Villa. Any volunteer is welcome to attend this Mass. The commitment is usually one Friday a month.
Caring That Changes Lives
What is Stephen Ministry?
The Stephen Series, also called “Stephen Ministry” provides our congregation with the training, resources and ongoing support to organize and equip a team of lay caregivers called Stephen Ministers from within one congregation.
Stephen Ministers provide high-quality, confidential,
Christ-centered care and support to people experiencing grief, divorce, illness, job loss, loneliness, disability, relocations and other life difficulties, People who are hurting, no longer suffer alone. A caring Christian friend (Stephen Minister) comes alongside them to provide emotional and spiritual care for as long as the need persists.
Since 1975, the Stephen Ministry organization, based in St. Louis, MO, has helped re than 11,000 congregations implement Stephen Ministry. These congregations represent more than 150 denominations and come from all 50 states, 10 Canadian provinces and 23 other countries.
What is Stephen Ministry Not?
Stephen Ministry is not a professional counseling or therapy service/provider, an errand service, personal care attendant, etc. Rather, Stephen Ministers are the “After People.” They are ready to come alongside you or any parishioner from St. Jude’s, and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed.
Those who would like to receive care from a Stephen minister should contact Deacon Alan Spears at 303-988-6435.
For more information, see the video below.