This is a fledgling ministry that needs more volunteers. If you have (or want) an active prayer life, you can help “deliver” our spiritual bouquets in commemoration of special events in the lives of our parishioners.
- What are Spiritual Bouquets? – Spiritual Bouquets are prayers or devotional acts that someone (the giver) has or will offer for someone else (the recipient). It can be given from an individual or group to an individual or group to express joy, sorrow or best wishes, often in commemoration of a special occasion. The recipient is given a card or similar indicating who the giver is and what the spiritual bouquet consists of. This can be the number of Masses attended, Holy Communions offered, rosaries and/or other prayers said, or good deeds performed. It should include the sender’s name and the number of times each offering was or will be done, and it may also include the dates.
All benefit from prayer. The nicest part of this ministry is that it can be done communally or alone, at church or at home. Many of our homebound are the best “pray-ers”, so they are a special gift to this ministry. Click Here for a Spiritual Bouquet Form that you may download and send to the beneficiary of your gift.
We have three new ministries being formed: Welcome Home (we are your parish family); Welcome Back (for those who have left the Church and wish to return); and “How Are You Doing?” (in person visits between current parishioners).
The first of these ministries, Welcome Home, is geared to welcoming new parishioners. Some of the ways this can be done is by a phone call to new parishioners, welcoming them to the family and, perhaps, inviting them to meet over a cup of coffee in Camerman Hall. Nothing says “welcome” like a friendly face. And if you’re a little nervous about putting yourself out there, think about the person or family coming into a new area. This is a military community and we have many newcomers.