Pastoral Ministry

Bereavement Ministry
Because the Lord has called us into community, the death of one affects all; the sorrow of one affects all. In this ministry, the Bereavement Minister calls upon the family of the deceased, offering condolence and assistance in selecting readings and music for the funeral liturgy.  Other opportunities to participate in this ministry include passing out programs, reading, distributing Communion, and serving at funeral lunches.    

Is there a need for more participation in this ministry 
Yes, there is a need for help at the funeral lunches, when they start again.  

During Mas
Time commitment   one hour during the Mass
Head Coordinator  Paula Smith, 937-434-8506
After Mass at Funeral Lunch
Time commitment   approximately 2—3 hours after the funeral Mass
Head Coordinator  Nancy Steffan,  937-293-9452 


Communion to the Homebound / Nursing Home visits
The Pastoral Ministry serves our parishioners who are homebound, and all Catholics living in our 6 parish retirement/nursing homes, by visiting and praying with them, and bringing Holy Communion to them.Many times our Eucharistic Distributors will take Communion to a loved one who is sick and cannot attend Mass.  We also have a group of parishioners who take communion to our parishioners living in the six retirement / nursing homes in the Dayton area.  This ministry was On Hold due to Covid-19. If you are interested in this ministry, please sign up and we will keep you updated. 

Is there a need for more participation in this ministry  Yes   
Time commitment   as often as or as little as you like
Head Coordinator  Deacon Dick Strominger , 937-281-0038


Yes, Sign me up or I want to learn more