Through pastoral care, we answer God’s call to serve all those in need with love and compassion. St. Michael’s pastoral care programs are coordinated by Leann Kaufenberg, Pastoral Minister, and made possible by the dedication of many volunteers in our parish family. To learn more about pastoral outreach at the Church of St. Michael, please contact Leann.
Pastoral Care to the Bereaved
Please call us if you are in need of someone to talk to, someone to help you through this journey of grief. Our priests, deacons, pastoral ministers and trained BeFrienders are here and ready to help you. There are also many resources we can share with you: scripture readings, support groups, books on dying and grief. Please call Leann Kaufenberg, Director of Pastoral Ministry, at 379-1266 or Ann Newlander, Pastoral Minister, 439-1270.
Are you Hard of Hearing?
We have assistive hearing devices available in the Sacristy for use during Mass. Stop into the Sacristy and you can pick up a hearing device and earphone. Please return the device after Mass so that it can be recharged.Meal Program
Clergy visit homebound parishioners on the first Friday of every month. St. Michael’s clergy partner with other Christian clergy to offer non-denominational services on Sunday afternoons at local elder care facilities. Catholic clergy also offer Mass once a month at each facility.
Community Outreach Board
Located near the east entrance to the Social Hall, the Community Outreach Board connects parishioners who wish to volunteer their time or resources to fellow parishioners in need. Postings are divided into four areas: requests for assistance, freebies, employment needed and employment opportunities. Please note that we have several people who no longer drive looking for a ride to church. Please check the board for more information about these requests.
Surviving in These Tough Economic Times
A display has been set up in the parish library of resource materials on finding a job, budgeting and bankruptcy, foreclosure prevention and food programs to help stretch your food dollar. The library is open during office hours and after weekend Masses.
Remembering Those Who are Sick
At the First Friday 5:30 p.m. Mass on, we remember in prayer those parishioners who are sick. If you know of someone who would like to be included in our Mass Intentions, please call Leann Kaufenberg. We ask that, in accordance with privacy policies, you ensure that you have permission of the person to be named in the Mass Intentions.