Ministry of Outreach

Ministry of Outreach

The development of resources and connections for parishioners in times of crisis and need, as well as during times of peacefulness. Evangelizing those who feel alienated from the church. To be advocates for those marginalized while assisting them in gaining needed skills and avenues of communication in order to access basic life necessities.

Pastoral Council

The Pastoral Council assists the Pastoral Coordinator with maintaining the vision of the parish. Members are elected and appointed to serve a 2-3 year term. Meetings are held once a month and are open to all parishioners. For further information, please contact any of our council members or leave a message for Calvin Claire, the president of the Pastoral Council at 797-2533. ext. 501

Stephen Ministry

What is Stephen Ministry?

Our   Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. Stephen Ministry Multiplies Ministry

Many gifted individuals are needed on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis. Stephen Ministry provides a biblical solution equipping God’s people for ministry. Gifted lay people are trained to support and extend the care that pastors continue to provide. Stephen ministers reach out with God’s love to people who are hurting-both members and non-members alike.

Stephen Ministers care for people facing tough times

We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a caring Christian friend.  Stephen ministers are ready to provide the emotional and spiritual care we need when faced with a crisis or difficulty, such as;   Loss of a loved one, Hospitalization, Divorce or separation, Loneliness or discouragement, Spiritual crises, Unemployment or a job crisis, a terminal illness, Incarceration, Aging, Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility, a chronic illness, Relocation, Recovery after 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. For more information, please contact Margo Isenberg at ext. 225 or misenberg@sfxc.org.

Small Faith Communities

Small faith communities are groups of 8 – 12 adults gathered weekly or monthly to share their faith and support one another. Time is spent in scripture study, reflection, commitment to action, and fellowship. Groups meet throughout Yucaipa/Calimesa with varying days and times. We have small groups for people of all different backgrounds. You are welcome to join at anytime. If you are interested in being involved in this process for just six to eight weeks, contact Lisa Cox at 951-295-8088.

Bereavement Team / Grief Support Team
This is a great ministry for those who are home during the day. Our pastoral care team is in need of people to assist families who are grieving. This can involve helping with the mass, assisting with receptions when needed, preparing food for families or other needed areas. Please contact Margo Isenberg at ext. 225 or misenberg@sfxc.org for details.

Health Ministry

We have restarted the Parish Health Ministry at St. Frances X. Cabrini Parish.   The   Parish Health Ministry is a holistic ministry. The physical, mental, and spiritual dimensions of the individual and family  are  considered.    The  ministry  focuses  on  preventive/educational health  related  programs. Healthy bodies, minds, and souls help us to be all that God intended for us to be.  We must care for each other in all these areas.  The Parish Health Ministry will address issues of interest to parishioners across the age spectrum and will partner with other ministries within the parish. Anyone interested in health is welcome. For questions please contact Alicia Sevick 951-285-8199.

Ministry to the Sick and Housebound

Each week ministers bring communion to those infirmed in their homes or in convalescent homes. Please contact Margo at ext. 225 if you would like to be trained for this caring ministry.

Mental Health Support for Family Members – NAMI

This support group meets the first Monday night to of each month to share resources, and support families who have a loved one dealing with mental health issues. Please contact Monica at mbrobles1@verizon.net for further information.

Respect Life Ministry

The Respect Life Ministry educates and provides resources to assist us all in preserving the sanctity of life from natural birth to natural death. This ministry sponsors our Mother’s Day Rose Sale and our annual spiritual adoption of unborn infants. They periodically offer materials outside of mass for all LIFE issues including information on supporting a culture of life regarding euthanasia, the death penalty, abortion, natural family planning, embryonic stem cell research and other current issues surrounding this topic. The ministry meets monthly and welcomes new members. Please contact Marilyn Day at rday@verizon.net for details.

 

LIFELINES:

CRISIS PREGNANCY

Yucaipa Valley Pregnancy Counseling Center (909) 797-6769
32999 Yucaipa Blvd. #105, Yucaipa, CA 92399

POST ABORTION HEALING AND RECONCILIATION

Hope After Abortion — 1-888-HOPE-790/1-877-HOPE-4-ME

RachelsVineyard.org — The Rachel: Hope and Healing program offered by ProLife Catholic Ministries gives support to women and men hurt by abortion, by providing telephone counselling and Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats.

ADOPTION NEEDS — Holy Family Services 1-800-464-2367 1-800-464-2367

NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING — Call 1-909-393-9498 1-909-393-9498

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