In the wake of the clergy abuse scandal, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has led the way with programs addressed at healing the harm. Janine Geske, former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice and Marquette Law School professor, has led conversations on restorative justice at the Vatican and throughout the world. Justice Geske will lead restorative justice programs at four locations in February:
Justice Geske will be joined by Father Dan Griffith from Our Lady of Lourdes and the St. Thomas School of Law. Father Griffith will introduce restorative justice in a biblical and theological context. Justice Geske will then share more about this work from her experience and introduce and conduct healing circles. Details: https://lourdesmpls.org/events.
Pastoral CarePastoral Care means responding to the needs of parishioners as they arise, to reach out and offer help where it may be needed. Please contact Carol Arend if you are in need of pastoral care or if you are interested in becoming involved with this ministry: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-227-7669 x 305.
Homebound/Infirm CareLay Ministers bring the Eucharist and prayer to those who are unable to attend Mass; they become the link between the Church and home. Infirm visits are made whenever we are aware that someone is having special care.
Prayer LinePrayers are offered for those who are sick, in life transitions, in the military or who have died. Our prayer team holds them and their families in prayer. If you would a name added to our prayer line please contact Carol Arend, Associate of Pastoral Care.