Bernadettes Angels

Contact

Mary Ann Evensen
772-879-7968
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To offer assistance to members of our parish family who are having difficulty coping due to illness or social isolation. We offer support through our prayers which are said individually by members of the ministry, as well as collectively by the church parishioners.

By supplying occasional meals, homemade soup, flowers and cards, we hope to provide additional support and comfort to those in need. Also, our Prayers Shawl Angels crochet or knit beautiful prayer shawls/lap blankets which have been blessed at a special Mass, to be gifted to the seriously ill. Depending on our assessment of the family’s needs, we may provide transportation for important appointments, food in a crisis situation or short term support related to managing and running a household and give any referrals that may be appropriate. Thanks to the generosity of our members making voluntarily donations throughout the year, we have been able to assist less fortunate families with monetary gifts during the Christmas season.

Responsibilities - Members are required to make sick and/or homebound visits, participate and volunteer for the many committees and activities related to the ministry’s outreach programs. In addition they are expected to attend the bi-monthly meetings. If this is not possible, all members are responsible for reviewing the minutes of the monthly meetings.

Helpful Attributes - Empathetic personality, generous nature, sensitivity and compassion for others who are suffering due to illness or socialisolation. A strong desire to reach out to our neighbors in need. Also, any experience in healthcare or counseling is desirable but not necessary for membership.

Time Commitment - Varies with commitment - Directors approximately 25 hrs weekly; members approximately 4 hrs. per month.

Training Required - None (Orientation Provided)

Fingerprinting Required - Yes