St. Priscilla Guild
Prayer & Pastoral Care Ministry
REACHING OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY IN NEED:
St. Priscilla, of the Pudens family, was the wife of a Roman senator. She opened up her home to St. Peter to be used as an early house-church in Rome. Thus, her family home became the earliest cathedral parish of the Pope. St. Priscilla also gave over her family lands to become the burial place for the early Christians of Rome, and thus did the Catacombs of St. Priscilla become the place where saints and martyrs and popes were buried for two centuries. As a Christian woman in Rome, she not only helped the apostles Peter and Paul, but also showed great charity towards the entire community, and organized the efforts to care for the sick and bury the dead by holy rites. We invoke the prayers of this early matriarch of our Church as our patron in this ministry to help the clergy of our parish better minister to their parishioners. It is our task to pray daily for the sick, and to check in on them through emails, phone calls, and/or visits. Through the intercession of St. Priscilla, we continue the centuries old responsibility of the Church to care for the sick, and to pray for the suffering.
THE PRAYER LIST
Our prayer list is only one aspect of this ministry, but it is a very important one. If you’d like to add a name to our prayer list, please fill out this form below. You many also indicate whether or not the person needs to be seen by one of our OLR Priscilla Guild team, or if he/she wishes to be added to a list of those who receive weekly visits by Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. In short, we want you to help us as a parish see to the needs of our people.
WILL YOU VOLUNTEER?
If you would like to be a part of the OLR St. Priscilla Guild, please contact Lou Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The best way to help, of course, would be to pray for those on our prayer list, and in general, to help our Parish Office and pastor know who needs to be visited or to whom we need to reach out.
Sometimes folks on the prayer list are in hospitals out of town, or live out of state, but if we can connect with them by way of phone or email, that may be some measure of support from the parish back home.
And oftentimes, our own parishioners in the area need extra prayers and/or a connection with their parish and pastor.
Thus, our ministry needs prayers, but also those who can make visits to neighbors who are shut-ins. If you are willing to help, let us know. We also like to send emails out and keep connected, so if you have ways to connect with the sick and the shut-ins (through email or phone calls or whatever other means may work best), please let us know. Again, if you can help, contact Lou Aaron at email@example.com OR call Our Lady of the Rosary Parish Office at 343-9041
Thank you! St. Priscilla, pray for us!