Contact the rectory at 708-422-8995 for more information about any of the Outreach ministries.
Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry
The Domestic Violence Outreach Ministry supports domestic violence victims and seeks to educate our community to prevent domestic violence. We aim to raise awareness about domestic violence issues, and its prevalence in families throughout our society. St. Bernadette wants to reach out to provide opportunity for emotional, physical and spiritual healing.
St. Bernadette Outreach
The men and women of the St. Bernadette Outreach group seek to assist members of our community in times of need with spiritual and financial assistance for food and other living expenses. Through requests and information provided by friends and neighbors, strategies are developed to approach, discuss, and provide support to those who have encountered difficult situations. Through temporary assistance, our group has helped others through tough times and welcomes parishioners of all ages to be a part of putting your faith into action in a profound way.
Ministers of Care
The Ministers of Care offer Communion to our home-bound parishioners who are unable to join us at St. Bernadette’s for Sunday Mass. Our home-bound parishioners are also invited to be Ministers of Praise who are asked to pray for our parish needs. Through these visits, our 25 ministers provide a bulletin, parish updates, and friendship to valued members of our parish community. Multi-session training is mandated and provided by the Archdiocese. The Ministers of Care invite anyone interested to help in this meaningful ministry. Ministers of Care gather bi-monthly September – May to share, reflect, and be updated.
St. Bernadette W.O.W.
St. Bernadette Widow Or Widower Ministry was established in 1999. It is dedicated to giving emotional and spiritual support, supplying practical, helpful information, and providing a comfortable social atmosphere for anyone who has lost a spouse. There are no formal meetings, but a monthly activity is planned for members’ participation. Members are informed of activities through a newsletter.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus is a national organization with several thousand councils throughout the globe. The Knights are a fraternal organization of men pledged to charity. They participate in many events, include food drives, clothing drives, as well as sponsoring and providing honor guards at Confirmation masses and memorial masses. The local chapter of the Knights of Columbus, Council #805, meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, at Our Lady of Loretto parish, 8925 S. Kostner in Hometown at 7:30 p.m.