Ministry of Care
St. Mary and St. Joseph have a combined Lay Ministry of Care Committee.
The members visit and distribute communion to homebound parishioners once weekly. They provide the same services to Heartland Nursing Home residents each week on Monday and Friday. This service is provided to Knights Templar residents on Friday and Saturday on the fourth Thursday of each month.
Because of privacy laws, hospital patient information must be given by the patient or a family member so they can be served by Father or a lay member. Father Jose says Mass at 10:30 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of the month, alternating between Heartland and Knights Templar. The rosary is led each Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. at the Knights Templar. Members of the congregation are very welcome to attend also. On the first Friday of each month, coffee and donuts are served at Knights Templar and ASTA Care facilities around 9:00 a.m.
If you wish further information or would enjoy joining this worthwhile committee you may contact Mary Knell Deason.