CORPUS CHRISTI MINISTRY
Contact: Rudy Carrillo (972) 690-0217
Ministers of Corpus Christi bring the Eucharist to those who are confined to their homes or nursing homes. They represent the entire community as they bring compassion and prayers to those who are ill. They bring Holy Communion regularly to those who are unable to participate in the Mass. Ministers can inform the pastor of requests for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick. Parishioners also may request this service by calling the parish office.
MOTHER TERESA HOSPITAL MINISTRY
Contact: Janelle Macicek (972) 235-3755 or (214) 356-2290
The Mother Teresa Hospital Ministry visits and comforts those in the hospital by sharing the Catholic faith and bringing the Eucharist to those who desire it. All ministry members have a scheduled day monthly to visit Baylor Garland Hospital. Patients from Saint Joseph Parish who are in other hospitals will be visited if the Church is notified.
Membership: Mother Teresa Hospital Ministry Ministers are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Those interested in serving the sick may contact the coordinator. Ongoing training provides details of how to best minister to patients and promotes personal spiritual growth.
Meetings: A bi-monthly letter and schedule is mailed to active members. Meetings are four times a year for ongoing training and answering questions. Individual training is done on a one-on-one basis as new volunteers join the ministry.
Contact: Church Office (972) 231-2951
The Stephen Ministry assists people who are experiencing a crisis or trial in their lives by providing a one-on-one presence and listening, allowing the Lord to work through us. Prayer is a centerpiece of this work, along with active listening and asking questions. We provide ongoing visits with persons who need such assistance. Our ministry is strictly confidential and ministers are continually supervised and receive ongoing education.
Membership: Interested persons must complete an application that is followed by an interview and discernment to select new candidates for this ministry. The candidates undergo 50 hours of classroom training prior to becoming Stephen Ministers. Training is provided on topics such as active listening, confidentiality, depression, suicide, divorce and other related topics.
Meetings: First and third Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Parish Center.