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What is the Stephen Ministry?
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Our Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our parish and community who are experiencing difficulties in  their lives. 

The heart of Stephen Ministry is the pastoral care element where one helps another seek God’s active presence during a time of suffering and promotes hope for the one who longs for wholeness and well-being. 

Prayerfully discern if you are being called to serve as a Stephen Minister. If so, fill out an application here or pick up at parish office. Our 2016 timeline: application deadline is Nov. 1 and interview must be complete by Nov. 15. Classes begin in January 2017, Thursdays 7:00-9:30 PM with an occasional Saturday class to cover holidays. 


Who is a Stephen Minister?
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A Stephen Minister is...

 

 A child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting 

• A parish member with gifts for caregiving 

• A lay person who has received 50 hours of training in providing emotional and     spiritual care

• A caring, Christian friend who listens, cares, prays, supports and encourages

• Someone who will "be there" for his or her care receiver, meeting faithfully for about an hour each week, for as long as there's a need. 


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Interested in Being a Stephen Minister?
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If you are a good listener and a compassionate person, prayerfully consider becoming a Stephen Minister. Applications are available here or at the parish office. 

Contact Holly Moran for additional information: 513-777-4322, ex 116 or hmoran@ saint-max.org.

Click here to learn more about being a Stephen Minister

 

What Does a Stephen Minister Do?

• A Stephen Minister makes a commitment to meet regularly with a care receiver. Confidentiality builds trust as they meet for an hour every week.

• Prayer may be offered, either privately and/or with the care receiver.

• Intentional and focused care is offered with sensitivity to the spiritual and emotional needs of the care receiver. 

• Stephen Ministers are not counselors or therapists, they refer any potential care receivers with emotional or behavioral health concerns to professional care.

• This is one-to-one completely confidential pastoral care – males matched with males; females matched with females.

• 50 hours of training on listening, feelings, compassionate caring, establishing confidentiality, and learning many more topics!

• Begin to discern if the Holy Spirit is calling YOU! 

Who receives care from a Stephen Minister?
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Is Life More than you can Handle Right Now?

We all experience challenges in life--times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend.  Stephen Ministers are ready and willing to help provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty such as—
 
Loss of a loved one
Hospitalization
Separation or Divorce
Loneliness or discouragement
Spiritual crisis
Unemployment or a job crisis
A terminal illness
Aging
Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
A chronic illness
Relocation
Recovery from an accident or disaster
And many more…


Stephen Ministry is a confidential ministry: the identity of those receiving care and what takes place in each caring relationship remains private.

 

Love one another as I have loved you. 

-John 13:34

 



Mass Schedule
Weekend   
    Saturday

4:30pm

    Sunday

8:00am
10:00am
12:00pm

Daily Mass  
Monday-Saturday

8:30am

   
Contact Us
St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish
5720 Hamilton Mason Rd
Liberty Township, OH 45011
 
Parish Office
Phone

 513.777.4322

Fax

 513.777.7264

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For confidential help or information, contact:

stephenministry@saint-max.org or call Holly Moran, Pastoral Associate for Outreach, 513-777-4322, x116.

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