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 Care Team
Our pastoral care team provides many services to our parish and surrounding community. The goal is to help those isolated from the parish community to be a part of the parish through individual attentions. Different ways that the team assists those in need are visiting the sick and housebound and providing food and emergency assistance, coordinating the Giving tree at Christmas, prayer support, and many other arenas yet to be discovered. If you are interested in assisting in this team, training will be provided in all necessary areas. All you need is a sincere desire to minister to God’s people, patience, a sense of humor, and the ability to be non-judgmental. For more information, please call Margo Isenberg at 797-2533 ext. 225.

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

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 eight weeks, contact Deacon Pete at 797-2533 ext.505, or email pbond@sfxc.org.

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.

NEW Health Ministry
There is now an established 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 Margo at ext. 225 or Nancy Chlebnik @ (909) 795 – 4752 or by e-mail at nschlebnik@msn.com.

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.

Ministry of Advocacy/Social Justice
This ministry will assist in advocating for the rights of all as well as connecting parishioners in need with community resources. Contact Kirsten for more info. at ext. 228 or kthorstad@sfxc.org.

NEW Ministry with Returning Catholics
We Miss You, our ministry for returning Catholics offers catechetical and evangelical principles, as well as many opportunities ofr dialogue for those returning to the church. If you would like to be on the team to share in this joyous ministry contact Kirsten at ext. 228 or kthorstad@sfxc.org.

NEW Ministry of Communications
This ministry is in need of people who enjoy working with web pages, bulletins, advertising or other froms of direct marketing.
Our multi-media world demands that we stay current with our information. Please contact Rufina 797-2533 ext. 221 or email rvalencia@sfxc.org to assist in this exciting task.

RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY

Pro Life Catholic Ministries addresses our Church’s call for “A vigorous affirmation of the Value of Human Life” especially in the areas of Abortion, Chastity, Stem Cell Research & Human Cloning, Capital Punishment, Physician Assisted Suicide and Natural Family Planning. Pro Life Catholic Ministries embraces the Culture of Life through social justice and awareness; education; outreach and prayer.

Our Parish Respect Life Ministry responds to the Catholic mission through prayer and our spiritual adoption campaign; through donations to various local Pro Life agencies by the sale of bumper stickers, Precious Feet Pins, and raffles and our Giving Tree donations; and by providing informational literature. Join us in our quest for LIFE by supporting our sales, our events and in saying the rosary with us on Wednesday mornings at 8AM in the chapel. For more information on this parish ministry please call Marilyn Day (909) 446-1811.

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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