We have a very important ministry in visiting the sick, homebound, or anyone needing a friend. Please call the Office if you or someone you know would like a visit. If you are interested in getting involved in this ministry by becoming a visitor, helping with organization, or by making a Prayer Shawl, please contact Gretchen at 651-501-2224 or email@example.com.
Funeral Guard Ministry
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them” (Matthew 18:20). This is an invitation to join the Transfiguration Funeral Guard Ministry to pray with the families of our beloved deceased during the Mass of Christian Burial. Please contact the Parish Office with your information to receive a call from the head of Funeral Guard Ministry, Carole Pfaff.
Those who generously help with funeral luncheons (food donors, food callers, funeral lunch crew, crew chiefs, etc.) offer a great service to the families of those being buried from Transfiguration. The Funeral Luncheon Team is in great need of more parishioners to step forward to perform the roles of Food Callers, Lunch Crew, and Crew Chiefs. Please call Brenda Coons for more information or to sign up for one of these important roles: 651-779-7545.
Transfiguration Grief MinistryOur GriefShare program, a grief support group, meets Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., in the Church Conference Room. For more information, contact Barb Schmitz, 651-501-2220, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have three goals for this ministry:
- To have a member of our Grief Ministry keep in touch with any individual or family in the Parish who has lost a loved one. We will also offer referrals to ongoing grief support groups in the area, such as “Growing through Loss,” the twice-yearly, six-week series for adults in Roseville, sponsored by the Twin Cities’ North Suburban Grief Support Coalition.
- To celebrate the “Month’s Mind,” the ancient custom in England and elsewhere of commemorating the loss of a loved one with a Memorial Mass one month after their death. This is an important pastoral time, when, after a few weeks, the world around us has gone back to business-as-usual, leaving the bereaved feeling the sting of loss perhaps even more painfully than in the first days of mourning.
- To bring together at Mass on November 2 – “All Souls’ Day” — the families and loved ones of all who have been buried from Transfiguration Parish during the previous twelve months. This is a sad yet moving occasion, a time to remind one another that we, and our loved ones, have not been forgotten.