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.
“Love one another as I have loved you.” -John 13:34
What is Stephen Ministry?
Stephen Ministry is a ministry that trains lay people to offer one-on-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties and challenges in their lives. We all experience challenges in life – times when we could benefit from the support of a caring 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
- Divorce or separation
- Loneliness or discouragement
- Spiritual cries
- Unemployment or job crisis
- A terminal illness
- Birth, adoption, miscarriage, or infertility
- A chronic illness
- 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.
How You Can Help: Many gifted individuals are needed on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis. If you or someone you know (whether it be a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or a relative) is hurting in some way and could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, tell them about this ministry. Or if you are someone who is a good listener, compassionate and prayerful, consider becoming a Stephen Minister for our congregation.
For more information, please contact Melonie Joyce at 909.797.9804
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 parish office 909.797.2533.
“…when I was sick, you visited me — MATTHEW 25:36”
The Homebound Ministry is an outreach service that St. Frances provides to all of its Parishioners.
In an effort to be responsive to the needs of those in our Parish who are disabled, sick, or confined to their homes due to temporary or chronic illness, which causes them to miss regularly worshiping with their Parish community, a group of Extraordinary Ministers of Communion (EMC) was formed.
We encourage all of our Parishioners who are in need of this service to please call the Parish Office at 909-797-2533 ext 225 and make a formal request.
For emergency visits due to extreme illness or for those in need of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office.
We are in search of volunteers for this ministry! Volunteers need to be:
- A registered member of the parish
- 18 years of age or older
- In “Good Standing” with the church
Ministers make one visit per week on a day of their choosing. Training will be provided for volunteers prior to their first homebound visit. Call Margo Isenberg at 909-797-2533 ext 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org, for additional information.
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 email@example.com for details.
PREGNANCY COUNSELING CENTER
Yucaipa Valley Pregnancy Center (909) 797-6769
32999 Yucaipa Blvd. #105, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
POST ABORTION HEALING AND RECONCILIATION
Hope After Abortion — It’s normal to grieve a pregnancy loss, including the loss of a child by abortion. It can form a hole in one’s heart, a hole so deep that sometimes it seems nothing can fill the emptiness.
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.
Contact: Nationwide 888-456-4673 Local: Diocese of San Bernardino, Project Rachel: Hope and Healing 909-475-5352 or firstname.lastname@example.org