Stephen Ministry is an outreach program that brings Christ’s healing love to people suffering everything from illness and grief to family troubles and job loss. Lay Stephen Ministers from our Parish receive fifty hours of training in providing confidential, emotional and spiritual care to individuals in our Parish experiencing difficulty in their lives.
The Stephen Ministers will be working in collaboration with our Pastor, other Clergy members of the Parish and our Stephen Leaders, Mary Ann O’Grady and Mary Belmonte. Information regarding the Ministry is available from:
- Mary Ann O’Grady at 203-438-5610, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Mary Belmonte at 203-244-5232, email: email@example.com
Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: The identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship always remains confidential.
On January 22, 2012 we commissioned nine Stephens Ministers who completed over 50 hours of training. These nine Parishioners are now prepared to provide, under the guidance of our pastor and priests, quality Christian care to those in need. They are:
- JoAnn Cali
- Tom Castellani
- Jim Connelly
- Josi Connelly
- Vince Falotico
- Barbara Giobbi
- Mary Ann O’Grady
- Jim Orkin
- Kathie Salvestrini
Click on the St. Mary Stephen Ministry brochure under Documents on the left.