MINISTRY FAQs

Have we missed something?
Often, ministries within congregations begin by a parishioner having a passion to serve in a particular area. If you are feeling called to a ministry not currently offered, please talk with Deacon Mary Raysa.

Whom do we serve?
The primary goal of St. Luke’s lay pastoral care ministry is to meet the ongoing needs of our parishioners.

Who can serve as a Lay Pastoral Care Minister?
All baptized Christians are called by Christ to serve others in need both within the congregation and within the greater community.

How do I know I am qualified to serve as a Lay Pastoral Care Minister?
Caring for others requires a compassionate heart and a ministry of presence. If you are feeling a passion or call for any of these lay ministries we suggest that you talk to the leader of the specific lay ministry.

Does it take any additional training to participate in a Lay Pastoral Care Ministry?
There are a few lay ministries that do require some training as required by the Diocese of Southern Ohio and by the nature of the ministry itself. For example, both Eucharistic Visitors and participants in the Friendly Visitors will receive additional training. Such training will help develop and broaden the relationships with those you serve as well as deepen your own spiritual faith. It is best to refer to the individual ministry description to identify any additional training that might be required.

I have a family member or know of a parishioner who is in need of care and support. Whom do I contact?
We recommend you contact any one of the people below.

Church Office: (740) 587-0167
office@stlukesgranville.org