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Pastoral Outreach Ministry

This page is intended for volunteer opportunities in Pastoral Outreach Ministry. If you are in need of a pastoral group or service, see our Resources page. Scroll down to see the various volunteer opportunities. For questions, email betty.schwandt@raphael.org or call the parish office at 920 233 8044. You can download the Stewardship of Service Opportunities booklet here.



Care Ministry Program

Care Ministry is a one-on-one program that believes we are a people called by God and empowered by the Spirit to continue the work of Jesus. Our mission is to respond through a listening presence to the needs of others as a continuation of Jesus’ ministry of healing through home visits. Training is provided (check Events page for upcoming Care Ministry training sessions).


Communion to the Homebound

Communion to the homebound is a ministry that serves parishioners through prayer, Word, and Eucharist. Our ministers bring Communion and a caring presence to the homebound and those recovering from illness. Training is provided and volunteers are scheduled for visits on a weekly basis.


Nursing Home Ministry

Our nursing home ministry builds relationships through group prayer, faith, our parish community, in Word, and in Eucharist. People in this ministry bring Communion and/or do a group Communion service, as well as visit nursing home residents. Training is provided.


Bereavement Ministry

Bereavement Ministry is intended to comfort and walk with those who suffer the loss of a loved one. This ministry also becomes the first “Stepping Stones” that support those suffering loneliness by reintroducing social outings. Volunteers follow up via phone call with parishioners who have lost a loved one. Training is provided.


Prayer Shawl Ministry

This ministry is intended to bring comfort and joy to those in need of healing through the gift of a prayer shawl. People in this ministry use their gifts to knit or crochet shawls while prayers are being said.


Prayer Chain Ministry

Prayer Chain Ministry is filled with prayerful people who pray for those who are in need of healing and comfort. Volunteers receive a daily phone call with intentions to pray for. Time Commitment is about 1 hour per day.