The St. Ignatius Martyr Stephen Ministry provides one-to-one Christian care to the bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated or divorced, unemployed, relocated, or those facing any other life challenge.
Services of this ministry are provided by trained lay caregivers and are to be kept in strict confidence.
Requirements: Must be a practicing Catholic; a registered member of St. Ignatius; have gifts for caring ministry – compassionate, a good listener, spirit-filled.
Training: 50 hours consisting of 2 ½ hours/wk on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30pm.
Time Commitment: Initial 6 months of training followed by 18 months of service. Following commissioning, 2 ½ hours twice monthly on Thursday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30pm, plus one hour per week visiting the assigned care receiver.
To receive the care of a Stephen Minister,
please contact the church office at (512) 442-3602