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Pastoral Care

Bethany Bereavement | Hospital Visitation Ministry
Nursing Home/Assisted Living Ministry
Pastoral Care of the Sick (Home Visits) | Pastoral Counseling
Prison Ministry

Bethany Bereavement

This ministry is dedicated to bringing love, comfort and support to all who have experienced the death of a loved one through personal contact and ongoing prayer in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel. Our goals are to address the immediate and on-going needs of those grieving and to help them eventually accept their loss and grow spiritually.

At the time of death, we offer compassionate listening and support, assistance planning the funeral liturgy, general information and suggestions to help their mourning, as well as many cards the first year reminding them of our continual prayers and concern. We specifically invite them to attend one or more of the 4-week Bereavement Workshops that are given in fall and spring, which are open to the whole community. For several years, we also invite them to a mass and reception in November in honor of all the parish’s deceased loved ones and send them remembrance cards on the anniversary of the death. We let them know that their deceased’s name will be put in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel from now on during the month of his/her death.

Contact:

Chris Cable
Phone: 410-267-6621
E-mail:chrisinbayridge@gmail.com

Mary Brandow
Phone: 410-268-2379
E-mail: mb1537@aol.com

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Hospital Visitation Ministry

A group of lay persons who provide support to those members of the parish in local hospitals. These lay ministers will provide Eucharistic support to Catholics unable to attend Mass. The lay ministers also arrange for a priest to provide the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing of the Sick.

Contact:

Blanche O'Neill
Phone: 301-455-4153
E-mail: yawlcomeback@hotmail.com

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Nursing Home/Assisted Living Ministry

Members of this ministry provide Holy Communion services, periodic in-facility Masses, music and sing-alongs for the 13 nursing home, assisted living, and senior complexes in the Parish. This ministry distributes communion to approximately 180 Catholics a week.

Contact:

Pat Holleran
Phone: 443-221-0245
E-mail: chaunci1@verizon.net

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Pastoral Care of the Sick (Home Visits)

We are lay Eucharistic Ministers who have the privilege of bringing the Eucharist, St. Mary's community and friendship to those in the parish who are confined to their homes because of disability, post-op recovery, serious illness or terminal illness.

We come into the person's home bringing the Body of Christ and also the feeling that the person is spiritually and physically connected to St. Mary's Parish, even if they are unable to attend liturgy.

We come to bring Jesus' comfort, love and strength. It is a humbling and rewarding experience.

Contact:

Carol Hires
Phone: 410-571-3370
E-mail: rhires@stevens.edu

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Pastoral Counseling

The mission of this group is to help individuals reconcile with themselves, others and/or God. They provide support to individuals and families.  

Contact:

Chris Cable
Phone: 410-267-6621
E-mail:chrisinbayridge@gmail.com

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Prison Ministry

Jesus said; "I was in prison and you visited me.” The corporal works of mercy call us to reach out to all prisoners in order to bring them to a knowledge and acceptance of Jesus Christ through faith and love. The Archdiocesan Policy calls us to minister to the Catholic prisoners in the geographical area of Anne Arundel County. This ministry provides lay people of the Parish with the opportunity to share in a significant corporal work of mercy.

Contact:

Tom McAndrews
Phone: 410-263-0634
Email: mmcand8600@aol.com

Richard Buss
Phone: 410-263-5204
E-mail: bussdm63@verizon.net


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Ministries and Organizations December 2016

  
PLEASE NOTE: This booklet is out-of-print and will not be updated. For the latest ministry information, please see the Parish Ministry & Organizations list above. This booklet is maintained on the website for historical reference.

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