1. Patterson Place
420 E Main Avenue
10:00 a.m. Saturdays
2. The Terrace
901 E Bowen Avenue
11:05 a.m. Fridays
3. Crescent Manor
107 E Bowen Avenue
1:30 p.m. Fridays
Ministry of Praise is a special group of people, mostly elderly, who faithfully pray for a list of petitions that Msgr. Gene mails out on a monthly basis. This important ministry allows our parish, community and world to be covered in prayer by those who are homebound or restricted because of health in any way. These parishioners are our "best pray-ers" and the backbone of our ministries at St. Mary's Parish Family. If you would like to share your time of prayer with us, please contact Mary at the rectory 223-5562.
This committee focuses on promoting the well-being of individuals, families, parish family, and community. It recognizes that health involves the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. It is motivated by knowing that when people are well, they are able to live out God's calling for their lives to a fuller extent.
Two questions the Health and Wellness Committee strives to address are:
How can we take responsibility for and care for our body,
mind and spirit that has been gifted to us?
How can we as St. Mary's Parish Family be the healing presence of Christ to each other?
We respond to this challenge by:
St. Mary's wants to be present to our parishioners who require hospitalization to pray with them and offer the support of the parish community as they recover from their illness. Parish staff members visit both CHI St. Alexius Hospital and Sanford Health several times each week. If you or your loved one would like to be visited while in the hospital make sure the hospital knows, so this information can be relayed to the parish. You can also call the rectory (223-5562) to let Deacon Terry Glatt know.
Communion is distributed daily to patients of each hospital. If you would like to receive the Body of Christ while hospitalized, let the hospital staff know of your interest and one of their Eucharistic Ministers will visit you.
If you or someone you know would like a one-time visit or be on our regular homebound ministry list, please contact Deacon Terry Glatt at 223-5562.
Eucharistic Ministers are assigned to a homebound person in their neighborhood on a weekly basis that is convenient to both for receiving the Eucharist and also a church bulletin.