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The Ecumenical and Inter-religious Outreach Ministry has a mission to assist the Church, at the parish level, to reach out to other faith based communities to promote and strengthen unity. We try to accomplish this through mutual dialogue and prayer.
The SMG Guadalupe Ministry serves the poor and homeless in the community of Guadalupe. Throughout the year there are several opportunities to respond to the needs of the Guadalupe community.
Pastoral Care Ministry requires little time… as little as 15 minutes per week. The Pastoral Care Ministers visit the homebound, show concern for their situations, pray with them and administer Holy Communion to them. Pastoral Care Ministers are trained in one session and meet once a year to share individual experiences.
The mission of the church and our parish community of St. Maria Goretti relies on prayer. Prayer ministers are commissioned to pray for the mission of the church, specifically for the various parish ministries found at St. Maria Goretti. Whether praying in the adoration chapel or at home, we need prayer!
As Catholics, we are ALL called to be “pro-life”, but what does this mean in a practical way? Through education, prayer, and direct action, the mission of SMG’s Pro-Life Ministry is to enable all members of our parish family to grow in and live out their Catholic pro-life values.
This organization provides stockings and gifts to those less fortunate. The participation in this outreach ministry can be as simple as donating money, filling a stocking or being part of the “ORDER FILLING WORKSHOP.” Over 3,000 people are served by this ministry every year.
It is essential to have personal contact with the poor who suffer, no matter what the suffering.This ministry visits the homes of the poor, usually bringing food boxes, and often provides additional assistance with clothing, utilities, and shelter.