Serving Others

 

Christ’s Crafters

Christ Crafters is a stewardship ministry that knits and crochets baptismal bibs, prayer shawls and lap robes.  Christ Crafters is open to all parishioners.  Currently, Christ Crafters work in the comfort of their own homes. 

If you are interested in helping with this ministry, contact Barbie Byrne, pastoral minister, at 330-688-6412, x272 or at byrne@holyfamilystow.org.

 

Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

Holy Family’s Ministry to the Sick and Homebound provides a spiritual and sacramental lifeline to community members who cannot attend Mass.  Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion make weekly visits to the sick, homebound, nursing homes and assisted living facilities.

If you feel called to this ministry, please contact Barbie Byrne, pastoral minister, at 330-688-6412, x272 or at byrne@holyfamilystow.org.

  
Culture of Life

The Culture of Life Group is dedicated to defending the sacredness of human life from conception to natural death. The group plans events to help foster a pro-life awareness in the parish. Check the bulletin for a schedule of meetings and activities.

Patrick Rynd

 

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree project focuses participants to a better understanding of the true meaning of Christmas. Families in need and parishioners designate items that are needed. Parishioners purchase the needed items on the gift tags and return the wrapped gifts to the Church.

Ellie Styles

  

Honduras Medical Mission

Each January, Holy Family Parish sponsors a Medical Mission to Honduras.  Doctors, dentists, eye doctors, nurses, pharmacists and others with a missionary spirit are needed to provide basic healthcare to the poorest of the poor in rural and mountain villages in Honduras. 

 Fr. Mike Ausperk, 330-336-3049; mausperk@gmail.com 

 

Hunger Fund & Food Collection

A food collection at the Masses on the 3rd weekend of each month provides food for the hungry of our community. Distribution is accomplished through Good Neighbors of Cuyahoga Falls.

 Kay Eikenburg

 

Mary's Threads

Mary's Threads sewing ministry sews toddler outfits and maternity clothing for the Community Pregnancy Center in Barberton.   Fabric, patterns, and machines are available. The group meets on the first Tuesday of the month in the lower church hall from 6:30-9:00 p.m. all year long. Come join us to sew or pick up fabric to sew at home. Teens are welcome to participate in this ministry.
Kathy Fogle  330-688-0204  kathfog@aol.com

  

St. Bernard’s Soup Kitchen

The Soup Kitchen works to provide for those in our community who are in need. Volunteers cook and serve the meal and provide fellowship to those who are hungry.

Marge Waickman

 

St. Joseph the Worker Society

Created in 2009 in honor of one of our parish patrons, St Joseph. The St. Joseph the Worker Society is comprised of parishioners who share their time, talents and/or resources to help keep our family house – our church- looking its best.  Parishioners clean and take care of general handyman tasks in order to maintain our church facilities

Fr. Rosing, 330-688-6412, ext 215; pjrosing@holyfamilystow.org

 

St. Vincent DePaul Society

The Saint Vincent DePaul Society works to assist financial or emergency needs which persons or families in the community may experience. Funds for continuing the Society’s charitable work are provided by Holy Family Parishioners using monthly collection envelopes.

Terry Bedell, 330-688-6412, ext 456