Through calls to our dispatch center we are able to assist our community members with specific needs
related to financial, material or spiritual crisis. Dispatchers pick up the calls and assess need and refer to our intake volunteers who reach out to the caller and determine the need, as well as offering acceptance, understanding and Christian compassion. After intake calls are made to confirm need, pledges are made to area landlords or utility companies. The Ministry of the Poor helps with rental assistance, deposits, utility bills, personal identification needs, and material assistance such as mattresses, bedding and housing essentials.
CONTACT Heather Stasel 740-975-4135
The Respect Life Group fosters awareness of the intrinsic value of every human life from conception
through natural death. We promote respect for human life from all aspects with a special focus on
abortion, scientific embryo research, and euthanasia. Our ministry concentrates on prayer, education
and awareness, direct support to women in crisis pregnancies and political advocacy.
CONTACT Helen Sage 740-349-5717
This ministry serves individuals in severe poverty, mostly homeless, and lacking all living necessities.
Armed with the Holy Spirit, food, water, supplies and prayer. We meet them where they are; bringing the
light of Jesus into their lives while being blessed ourselves in serving the poor. The Golf Cart Ministry
serves 3-4 times a week and estimates helping over 500 people a month. To learn more about this Ministry
CONTACT Eric Wright at email@example.com
The Catholic Church has its own rite for the sick, attested to by St. James 5: 14-15. What has been
referred to the Last Rites in the past is actually the reception of these three sacraments:
A priest hearing the confession (if able) – Sacrament of Reconciliation.
A priest anointing with Holy Oil – Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.
Reception of Holy Communion (if able) – Sacrament of the Eucharist.
When to call for Anointing of the Sick:
Upon knowing that a surgery or medical procedure is needed.
When a chronic illness worsens or has been diagnosed.
CONTACT Debby Shelly 740-345-9874; select opt 7 or 740-334-3147
When to call for Anointing of the Dying:
Upon knowing that an illness is terminal enters hospice someone has entered last stages of
dying. In emergency situations when someone is in immediate danger of death.
CONTACT Mary Marron 740-345-9874; select opt 7
The death of a loved one is always a difficult cross to bear. We are here to help and support you through our Ministry of Comfort as you plan the funeral of your loved one. In collaboration with the bereavement team, one of our nine teams will work to provide a meal after the funeral service. Please be assured of our prayers at this difficult time. Remember that you are never alone, for Christ walks with you and so do we.
CONTACT Ann Forgraves 740-366-3090
Working with the Salvation Army on a yearly basis, we receive a list of names of children and their wish
lists. Once information is gathered, we create tags and place them on a Christmas tree in the church.
Every year parishioners of St. Francis de Sales have the opportunity to serve with generosity and take a
tag or two, purchase the desired items and bring back to the church. Our volunteers collect, organize
and distribute to the families on the day of pick up. A holiday meal is included in the gift to the family.
CONTACT Rita Adams 740-334-7772
Rhonda Campbell - Dispatch
Debby Shelly- Purchasing Agent