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"The life of Jesus is a life for others. The life of Jesus is a life for others. It is a life of service. " Pope Francis, World Youth Day 2013

Bereavement - A Time to Hope - a Time to Heal

Grief is not a choice! Grief is not a disease. Grief is the normal response to the loss of a loved one. It can be very painful and confusing. If you have lost a loved one you do not have to grieve alone. If you have questions or would like to register for our next session, please call Deacon Joe Deluca at 609 268 8383 ext 114 or Barbara Hendrickson 609- 859- 0688

We are called to administer compassion and hope to anyone grieving and mourning the loss of a loved one through death. We hold sessions of two hours once a week for eight weeks - one session in the daytime and one in the evening. The facilitators are trained through a diocesan program. We welcome one and all, regardless of religious faith.

All Consolation Members have been Bereavement Certified

Coordinator: Deacon Joe DeLuca - or 609 268 8383 ext 114

Bereavement Hospitality: This ministry provides light refreshments to families and friends of deceased during viewing hours before a funeral Mass at Holy Eucharist. This provides us an opportunity to demonstrate our care and concern in a tangible way during this difficult time. Members of the ministry serve on a rotating basis.

Coordinator: Barbara Margulis 609 801 9502

Hospital Ministry

Hospital ministers bring the Eucharist, pray with patients and extend an element of personal caring contact. Ministers visit anyone who has registered as a Catholic, regardless of location of his/her home parish. Hospital management requires that all members of this ministry attend training sessions in pastoral care offered through the hospital. Training sessions update ministers on hospital policies and issues regarding privacy and security. Visits are made seven days a week. Volunteers may work as many hours as their schedule allows and may specify a particular day/days of the week. Schedules are created on a monthly basis.

Interfaith Hospitality

There are many causes for homelessness, but there are also many things you can do to help the homeless. The Interfaith Hospitality Ministry works to help homeless families by providing meals throughout the year. For over 10 years, Holy Eucharist has been involved with the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Burlington County. This network consists of a group of churches that work together to provide food and shelter to homeless families. The families are interviewed and selected to participate in the program. The goal is to eventually find these families permanent housing.

Exactly what does the Holy Eucharist Interfaith Hospitality Ministry do? About every 6 weeks, we partner with the Browns Mills United Methodist Church. They provide the shelter. We provide the food.

Contact: Janet Boris

New Lisbon Ministry

The New Lisbon Ministry is an outreach effort to bring the message of Jesus to the lives of those special children of God through caring, compassion and friendship. New Lisbon ministers extend God's love to this community by bringing the Eucharist to those who are able to receive, praying with others, and sharing with them the precious gift of time. Ministers visit New Lisbon every Tuesday and when requested. The ministry is open to all who have a little time and a caring and compassionate heart.

Coordinator: Deacon Joe DeLuca 609 268 8383 Ext 114

Prayer Shawl Ministry:

Members of this ministry meet once a month from 10:30 am to noon in the Pope John XXIII room, usually on the 3rd Thursday of the month to pray, create prayer shawls, bless them, and prepare the completed shawls for delivery. We also have an instructional meeting typically on the first Thursday of the month for those who would like to learn how to knit or crochet.

It is not necessary to attend the meetings to be part of the ministry. If you would like to make and donate prayer shawls but cannot attend the meetings, your support and particiaption are most welcome.

Coordinator: Lynn Keefer 856 914 9559

Respect Life Ministry:

Our goal is to increase the awareness of respect for life issues within the parish as well as sponsoring activities which seek to uphold the sanctity of life of all people from conception to natural death. Meetings are held about once a month.

Coordinator: Mario Dianora or call 609-654-8916 for more information.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a community of lay Catholics whose mission is to assist the poor and needy through prayer and action. Membership exists at three levels: active members participate in meetings and charitable activities on a regular basis; associate members help periodically, and contributing members provide assistance through donations of money, food, or other items. The society meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 7:00pm. We warmly welcome new members.

Monetary contributions can be deposited in the poor boxes throughout the church or in the jar at the display table in the Café.

The Food Pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am -noon and is available to those who qualify who live in the communities of Chatsworth, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Vincentown.

If you are in need of financial assistance or food and live in the surrounding community of Chatsworth, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle & Vincentown, please call SVDP Hot Line @ 609-268-0005. When calling, please leave your name, phone number & short message in regard to what type of assistance you need. Someone from our Society will return your call within 24 hours. All assistance & information provided is confidential and stays within our ministry.

Coordinator: Joanne O'Brien 609 268 0005

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