Outreach and Pastoral Ministry

Catholics Come Home

Catholics Come Home . . . A Time For Healing is a program for inactive Catholics who feel it may be time to ask why they left, and to consider whether this might be a good time to reconnect with a faith community. If you have ever felt hurt or alienated by the Church, this program provides a safe place to tell your story or just listen, and to begin the process of healing. All are welcome to attend any or all of the following sessions which occur after Christmas: 1) Memories of the Church; 2) Morality and Moral Issues; 3) Separation Issues [Divorce and Annulment]; 4) Healing and Reconciliation. Please call the parish office for more information.

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministers are trained parishioners who provide confidential one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. They receive 50 hours of training in how to provide emotional and spiritual care to people who are faced with a crisis, life transitions or difficulty such as the loss of a loved one, loneliness and discouragement, illness, and many other forms of pain and brokenness in a person's life. They do not "solve" people's problems but simply listen and walk with a person who is faced with moments of various hurts, struggles, discouragement, stress, confusion, loss and brokenness. To find out more about Stephen Ministry or to receive a Stephen minister's care, call the church office.

Would you like to hear a story from an actual person who received help from a Stephen Minister? Follow the link below and you will find four short videos from actual Care Receivers.

Care Receivers Tell Their Stories

Parish Library

St. Kenneth's offers the community many outstanding books and videos for borrowing. The collection for adults, youth and children includes a range of works on prayer, spirituality, scripture, moral issues, biographies and good fiction. The parish library is located in the St. Laurence Room.