Caring Ministries

Caregivers Support

Many of us care for someone with chronic or acute illness, age related debility or other situations. We have questions about our role as caregivers, resources or how to care for ourselves while caring for a loved one. The Caregivers Support group provides a safe caring environment to explore these issues with others in the same situation. This group meets the third Tuesday of each month.

Ministry Leaders: Pat Ferreira, (623) 444-4804 or; Diann Muyzka, (623) 551-0231 or

Ministers of Care

Ministers of Care are Parishioners who bring the Eucharist to anyone who is absent from Church due to illness or incapacity. They bring support, care and prayers of the Catholic Community to everyone one they visit.

Ministry Leaders: Rhoda Bryce (916) 352-6962

Martha's Circle

Members of Martha’s Circle Funeral Ministry support and provide guidance regarding funeral preparation and selection of readings. Martha's Circle supports the family of the deceased during the funeral service by being on-hand to greet family and friends, give out liturgy aids and assist with placement of flowers and/or mementos. This ministry will also provide a luncheon reception after the funeral liturgy if requested to do so.

Ministry Leaders: Patti Brown (623) 551-8078 or; Alanna Bush (623) 551-5372 or

Prayer Chain

Members of the e-mail list receive notifications of anyone who has asked for prayers, for any reason. Then, we pray for those in need.

Ministry Leaders: Carol Stelter, (623) 551-3848 or

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are members of our Parish who receive
special training to administer one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community. Ministers provide confidential care to people experiencing a difficult time in life, such as grief, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, chronic or terminal illness and many other life difficulties.

Stephen Ministers meet with their assigned care receiver once per week and attend two one-hour meetings per month with other Stephen Ministers to review their care-giving progress.

Ministry Leaders: Ken McLeod, (623) 551-4960 or