CARE AND OUTREACH MINISTRIES
Care and Outreach Ministries help to identify areas of need both inside and outside of our community, and formulate ways that our parish can ‘share Christ’s love’ in order to meet these needs.
BEREAVEMENT (FUNERAL PLANNING)
The Bereavement Ministry provides support to the family of a recently deceased member as well as assistance in the planning of the funeral. This ministry also includes the ongoing support to the family in need.
Who: Adults 18 years and older.
Responsibilities: Planning and organizing funeral services, meeting with the families, as well as helping families cope with the loss of a loved one.
Time: Plan on spending about 2 hours when meeting with the family to plan the funeral rites. The Bereavement Minister will also attend the funeral (1 1/2 hrs.). Time commitment will vary depending on the need.
Talents: Some of the qualities needed for this ministry include the ability to listen and show compassion, as well as a caring and understanding heart.
Special Requirements: Training classes for Bereavement Ministry are provided by the Diocese of Orlando. The bereavement ministry facilitator will also provide individual training with team members. Fingerprinting (Diocese of Orlando requires all those 14 years and older to be fingerprinted and complete a background check to insure the safety of all).
PLANNING A FUNERAL?
We will walk the journey with you as you experience the death of a loved one. Before meeting with a Funeral Director begin the planning process by contacting our Parish Office 407-365-3231 so that we can answer any questions you may have and help with the arrangements. Visit http://www.oviedocatholic.org/funerals/ for more information.
CARING CONNECTIONS MINISTRY VOLUNTEERS
Caring Connections is a ministry that provides assistance for those who are in need. Our purpose is to take part in a spiritual effort to offer parishioners and the community assistance in overcoming economic hardships by providing short term financial assistance, food, and resources with respect and confidentiality.
Responsibilities: Monitoring phone and email requests and meeting with families in need.
Time: Volunteers work on a rotation basis, monitoring the phone line, returning calls, meeting with families in need. Resource materials are provided.
Talent: Compassion and a willingness to reach out and offer direction to those in need.
Special Requirements: Individual training and team training provided by the Caring Connection Facilitator and Parish Office. Fingerprinting (the Diocese of Orlando requires all those 14 years and older to be fingerprinted and complete a background check to insure the safety of all).
CARING COOKS MEAL TRAIN
Caring Cooks Meal Train provides meals to the sick and home bound, as well as provides meals for families that recently experienced a death.
Who: All may participate.
Responsibilities: To prepare meals for families in need and deliver them if possible.
Time: Commitment 1 hour per week to 1 hour per month. Depending on need.
Talents: If you can cook, have a kind heart and a willingness to serve this is the ministry for you.
MINISTERS TO THE SICK and HOME BOUND
Ministry to the Sick and Shut-In is a ministry founded in the Church’s rich tradition of pastoral care meant to reach those unable to participate in the Church’s life due to hospitalization, suffering from the effects of illness,disability, or the aging process.
Who: A practicing Catholic and a registered member of Most Precious Blood who has received the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist). A commissioned Eucharistic Minister and at least 18 years of age.
Responsibilities: Ministers to the Sick assist Priests in bringing the Eucharistic presence of Christ and His Church to parishioners unable to participate in the Church’s life through prayer, sacrament, and pastoral presence. Ministers to the Sick conduct weekly Communion Services at several local nursing and assisted living facilities. Home and hospital visits to parishioners are provided as needed.
Time: Varies depending on assignment and minister availability (can be as little as an hour a month or two hours a week).
Talent: Compassionate, caring, and loving, willingness to serve the sick and the elderly.
Special Requirements: Ministers to the Sick are diocesan trained and certified lay men and women of the parish who have made a serious commitment to the pastoral care ministry and make a powerful witness to the love and care of God. Fingerprinting (the Diocese of Orlando requires all those 14 years and older to be fingerprinted and complete a background check to insure the safety of all).
PAINT UP FIX UP MINISTRY
If you are handy, love to paint and fix things, and are willing to serve this is the ministry for you! Paint up Fix up Ministry provides services to the elderly and families needing assistance.
Who: All may participate.
Responsibilities: Varies on the need of the person requesting assistance and the area in which you would like to serve.
Time: Commitment depends on services provided (1 hour per week to 1 hour per month).
Talents: If you are handy, love to paint and fix things, have a kind heart and a willingness to serve this is the ministry for you.
Special Requirements: Fingerprinting (the Diocese of Orlando requires all those 14 years and older to be fingerprinted and complete a background check to insure the safety of all).
Prayer Partners remember the intentions of the parish community each evening in prayer.
Who: All can participate.
Responsibilities: To pray for the intentions of the parish community.
Time: Depending on requests each evening.
Talent: A willingness to bring intentions of our parish family to prayer.