Elizabeth Ministry

Elizabeth Ministry

Contact: St James Parish Office
(262) 363-7615 X145

If you would like more information about any of the following programs listed below please call the above extension.

 
Baptismal Gift Bags: Celebrates life by packaging and delivering a special gift bag to the newly baptized at their baptism.

Elizabeth Meals: Provides meals to families in a time of need.

Elizabeth Closet: Baby items such as: diapers, wipes, clothes and other baby items, big and small, are available for families. Grandparents may also check out items to use when grandchildren visit.

Camp Together: This playgroup meets on the third Friday morning of the month from 9:00-1:00 am. This allows parents to interact with each other while their infants through preschoolers play together.

Crisis and Family Support: We bring help where help is needed the most such as an unplanned pregnancy, single mom needs, sick children, sick parents, death in the family.

One to One Ministry: Elizabeth Ministers share their experiences with another person or family who needs a listening ear and has experienced the same crisis or circumstance. This may include someone who has a special needs child or a woman who has miscarried.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Women of our parish spend time praying while knitting, crocheting or sewing prayer shawls. The prayer shawls are given to those in need of comfort during a difficult time.

Rosebud Program: Roses of different colors, located in the church vestibule, identify families who need prayer support who are pregnant, celebrating birth or adoption, grieving miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, infant or child death, or wanting to become pregnant or adopt.

Remembrance Tree and Memorial Mass: Each year, from Christmas Eve until the Baptism of our Lord in January, angel ornaments are displayed on a Christmas tree located in the church vestibule. These angels are placed on the tree in remembrance of an infant in our parish family who has died through childhood illness, stillbirth, miscarriage, or abortion. A special Memorial Mass is later celebrated.

Women and family support workshops/seminars: Our seminars/workshops are done on an ongoing basis to help support women and their families that have experienced miscarriage, fetal loss, divorce, ill chiildren, problem pregnancies, and more.

Young Adult Outreach: Provides support & spirituality through cards, letters and “goodie bags “to 18-28 year old parishioners who are attending college, in the military, working, or living in another state.