48 North Hanover St.
Minster OH 45865
Our Caring Ministries consist of group efforts to help the: bereavement, homebound, hospitalized and those in any particular need. The Caring Ministries reach out to the St. Augustine/St. Joseph parish family, bringing the comforting presense of Jesus, prayers, listening skills, and sharing concern in their time of need. For specific information on any of these ministries, contact:
A Bereavement Minister is assigned soon after a death, to offer prayerful support and to provide a supportive atmosphere for a grieving family.
There is help for those dealing with grief throughout the year. No matter how long it has been since your loved one has died, grief can make special days and holidays a painful time.
Learn more about GriefShare by visiting their web site www.griefshare.org or contact Jean Bergman.
419-682-2061 or jean_bergman[at]hotmail[dot]com
The Caring Ministers for the Homebound reach out to members of our parish family and the elderly who are unable to get out of their home due to age or illness. They visit them and pray with them and listen to their concerns. Special gift baskets, especially at Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are brought to them.
Once every week, our Caring Ministers visit our parishioners who have been admitted into Joint Township District Memorial Hospital in St. Marys. They also visit other patients from our area, bringing them the comforting presence of Jesus. The Eucharist is brought to them during these visits.
Meals Ministry provides meals for those families in our community who may need help due to an accident or illness, therapy, family death, etc. If you know of someone who may benefit from this ministry, or if you would help prepare a meal, please call one of the contacts listed here.
The power of prayer can be requested in someone's name. A prayer chain is started…bringing comfort for that person and their loved ones.
Holy Eucharist is offered to the ill or those confined to their homes on the First Friday of the month. Please call the rectory office to schedule a visit.
St Augustine/St Joseph Parish Community located in Minster, Ohio and Egypt, Ohio would like to extend a hearty welcome to all families and individuals moving into our parish. The Mission of St Augustine/St Joseph Catholic Church is to provide an adequate and appropriate environment and resources where people may gather to hear the Word proclaimed. As a cluster, we celebrate the Eucharist, the sacraments, and provide the members of all ages the opportunity to grow in the practice of their faith, learning how to fully keep God's commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor.