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Ministry of Care


The purpose of the Ministry of Care is to provide pastoral care and support to the members of our community and their families who are experiencing a time of need. Ministers of Care will often say that they have the experience of receiving much more than they give.

Read below to learn more about the ministries. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Christy Cabaniss in the Parish Office.

 

Ministers to the Homebound

Ministers to the Homebound bring the Eucharist to those who cannot attend Sunday Liturgy and remind them that they are still a part of our community. This ministry requires that a person be in good standing with the Catholic Church and have reliable transportation. The time commitment is dependent on how many individuals the minister visits, but can be estimated at about 30 minutes per visit.

 

Hospital & Nursing Home Ministry

Hospital and Nursing Home Ministers are those who take the Eucharist to parishioners at Mon Valley Hospital or to local nursing homes. There are teams, so time commitment is limited to 1-2 hours once a month. This ministry does require that a person be in good standing in the Catholic Church.

 

Military Prayer List

The Honors Board will now be placed at a different exit each Sunday so that all may view our heroes. If you have a relative or friend in the armed services and would like them to be a part of this display, please send the Parish Office their name, rank, and assigned station along with their picture. Their information will be added to the list of heroes already displayed.

Also, we have a prayer list of those in the military. This list would include parishioners, relatives and friends who are serving our country at this time. Please send a note to the Parish Office with the names of those you would like published in the bulletin for our military prayer list.

To show fitting respect for our primary allegiance to God through Christ's Church and for our heart-felt allegiance to our country, new flags and their accessories have been purchased for the church vestibule. Let us continue to pray for our country and for ourselves as faithful citizens.

 

Rosary & Funeral Choir

When someone from our parish family dies, we pray the rosary at their viewing. This is usually at 3:00 PM on one of the general visitation days. We also need members for the funeral choir. Those gifted with musical talent are asked to share their voices to pray for those who have died and to comfort the living.

 

Social Justice Ministry

The Social Care aspect of St. Sebastian is one that we are strong in and would like to grow! This group supports parish functions like the Senior Parishioner Dinner, Anointing Mass, and Thanksgiving Dinner just to name a few. With added support we would also like to participate in the Rostraver Food Bank food distribution. This ministry allows us to reach out to those in the community in social justice. This is an as-needed ministry and time commitments vary.

 

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