by Serving Others

Care Giver’s Support


Join us to share gentle conversations, community resources, tips and tactics for caregiving. Support groups are open to the public; everyone is welcome. Please extend this invitation to other family members or friends who may be interested. Care Giver’s Support Group meetings are each Tuesday Morning at 10:00 AM in the Rectory Meeting Room.

Contact: Pam Cowles – (386) 445-2246 ext. 109, PlCowles@bellsouth.net

Cancer Support


This non-denominational group provides information, encouragement, and inspiration for those touched by cancer. A holistic, faith community, it works with the whole person and touches the spiritual, physical, intellectual needs of the individual. Meetings include guest speakers, individual sharing, as well as a brief reflective period to provide nurturing and strength. Meetings are every second Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm.

Contact: Hariette Acocella – (386)445-2246

Eucharistic Visitation for the Homebound


Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharistic provide the Eucharist to those who cannot attend Sunday liturgy because of illness or age. Ministers are encouraged to attend semi-annual workshops.

Contact: Pat Eccleston – (386)597-4142

Seasons of Hope Bereavement Support


A Christ-centered support group is for you if any of these are true:
  • You are looking for friends in Christ to shore your journey of sorrow.
  • You have been trying to figure out the meaning of your grief.
  • You want to get on with your life but haven’t been able to
  • You find comfort in the teaching of Christ.
  • You are open to new ways of coping with your grief
  • You don’t want to feel alone anymore
Seasons of Hope meets for six consecutive Wednesday afternoons.  Any parishioner who is
mourning the loss of a loved one is encouraged to attend and invited to bring a guest.  Please join us.

Contact: Pam Cowles – (386) 445-2246 ext. 109, PlCowles@bellsouth.net

Parish Nursing


This ministry meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 9:30 am to discuss ways to enhance the health and well-being of the parish members. The registered nurses provide speakers for organizations within the parish on a wide variety of topics. Blood pressures are taken after the Masses on the last weekend of the month and education is provided. Nursing home/assisted living (ALF) residents are provided with seasonal treats.

Contact: Pam Cowles, BS, RN, CMSRN (386)445-2246 ext. 109

Outreach


The Outreach Ministry is a community resource for people in need. The following services are provided:

Outreach Office:  Direct assistance for clients in need of food or financial assistance. The Outreach office is located on the church campus and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm or by appointment;
St. Francis Soup Kitchen: Volunteers help prepare and serve meals to the hungry and homeless in St. Augustine on the fourth Sunday of the month;
Golden Agers Luncheon:  Four times a year a luncheon is prepared for senior citizens who may be alone, ill, or who may not otherwise get a chance to socialize with others;
Camps Promise and be Special:  Sponsor two children to attend these summer camps for the benefit of handicapped children. Prepare and deliver meals one day at each camp;
Family Life/Safe House:  Volunteers support the operation of Safe House, a shelter for battered or abused women and children;
C.A.R.E. Ministry:  Volunteers follow-up with clients in their homes to provide assistance with job training, budgeting, and other ways to assist them in being independent;
Global or National Disasters:  Outreach takes leadership in relief measures during these times by taking special collections.

Contact: Sheila Smith – (386)597-3359

Saint Joseph & The Sorrowful Mother Rosary Makers


This ministry makes mission rosaries of cord and beads (desperately needed) as well as St. Theresa sacrifice beads. Rosary makers meet every Wednesday morning, 9:45 am in the Loft.

Contact: Salud Gaoat – (386)986-2193

Welcome Home, A Catholics Returning Home Program


Dr. Michele Gregoire

  • Were you raised Catholic but do not or seldom come to church anymore?
  • Are you a Catholic who now feels separated from the Church?
  • Would you like to know more about the Catholic Church as it is today?
  • Would you like to feel at home in the Catholic Church again?
No matter how long you have been away and no matter the reason, we invite you to consider renewing your relationship with the Catholic Church. Please join us for informal listening sessions, and an update of the Catholic faith. The sessions are held at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church two times yearly.
For more information about this program, please call the Rectory Office at (386) 445-2246

Contact: Dr. Michele Gregoire