Healing Ministry Services:

Homebound Communion Call, Anointing of the Sick,

or Confession Outside of Parish:

Please contact the parish office

directly to make arrangements for visits to our homebound or hospitalized parishioners so they can receive the Eucharist, anointing, or to schedule a confession outside of the parish (in a non-emergency situation).

Call our parish office

E-mail Jean Scott

610.566.8821, Ext: 107

Eldercare Support:

Please contact Anita Morro, RN She is a Registered Nurse and Certified Care Manager for our parish.  Anita can offer families who need information and guidance regarding a loved one on: home care or caregivers, hospice care, palliative care, rehabilitation or nursing home transition, Veterans' aide eligibility, advanced directive resources, and other aspects of care through to the end of life for a loved one.

Anita Morro, RN

Eldercare Nurse

Email Anita Morro, RN

610.566.8821, Ext: 121

H.O.P.E. Meal Service:

Please contact our H.O.P.E. Ministry Coordinator, Kelly Hassey if you or someone you know in our parish needs meal support. H.O.P.E Ministry brings 

meals to parishioners who are experiencing a difficult time due to an illness, loss or income, or other life event. We also encourage all parishioners to serve on one of our H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Everyday) meal team. 

Kelly Hassey, RN, MSN, CRNP

H.O.P.E. Coodinator

Email Kelly Hassey

610.353.1750

Bereavement Support:

Our Bereavement Ministry is here to help those and their loved ones in our community who experience the loss of a family member or loved one. If you are in need of grief support, please contact:

John and Dottie Donohue

Bereavement Coordinators

Email John Donohue

610-359-9394

Funeral Planning:

Our musical director and funeral planning coordinator, Ralph Purri, helps those who have expericed a death in their family. He assists them in arranging the funeral and burial plans, including the selection of readings, hymns, and protocols.

Ralph Purri

Bereavement Coordinators

Email Ralph Purri

610.566.8821, Ext: 128

HEALING MINISTRY

WELCOME

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Christ has no body now but ours.

By reaching out and serving those who

are poor in spirit, body, and mind—

we are Jesus’ hands and feet.

Since 2007, our parish Healing Ministry has been bringing the Good News of Jesus to our parish families. Our mission is to minister to the homebound, sick, elderly, bereaved, nursing home residents, and emotionally suffering family members.  

 

In 2020, the Healing Ministry under the direction of our pastor expanded to meet the changing needs of our community. Please take a moment to review the services and support offered for your needs or the needs of a loved one. See the list of healing ministry services outline on the left side of the page and contact the ministry's team leader (or our parish office) for further assistance.

SMM's Healing Ministry works in partnership. We offer homebound Communion Calls, as well as work with our H.O.P.E. Ministry's meal program, the Bereavement Ministry, and Funeral Planner to serve and support our community. Our network of volunteers and resources work to draw our parish community closer to Jesus and each other. 

 

Many teams of parishioners volunteer their time and talents to serve and visit any of our families in need with meals, support, and Communion calls to home or senior living facilities. 

We also offer educational information to seniors and their family members from certified eldercare lawyers, social workers, and health professionals on common topics of concern.  Morning Retreats for spiritual enrichment take place throughout the year assuring us that we are precious to Jesus and the parish family.

If you would like to join the effort, or you know someone in need of our support, please call our office.

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