Our faith compels us to reach out to those who are going through hard times in their lives, whether it be facing an illness and not being able to attend Sunday Mass, or suffering the loss of a loved one and wanting to arrange for a funeral mass, or struggling emtionally at times of transistion or serious sickness. We are here for you at all stages of life and encourage you to consider being there for others in their times of need. Below are some ways we as a parish serve those struggling.
At the time of the death of a loved one, the family calls and makes an appointment with the Office of Faith Formation to assist the family in making arrangements for a funeral mass and burial.
This committee is a Catholic faith-based ministry, whose primary focus is to provide spiritual comfort, compassion and practical assistance in a confidential manner to parishioners and families of St. Joachim who are affected by cancer.
After the death of a loved one the Office of Faith Formation offers support materials for the family dealing with the loss. Also, the families receive an invitation to a Mass of Remembrance, which is offered on or near All Soul’s Day, November 2nd, for all those who pass away in the year.
Ministry of Love and Care
This ministry has been formed to help the newborns and their mothers in the community, with handmade blankets and other baby clothes that we prepare with lots of love.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the Sick
This ministry provides lay people who assist the Church in bringing the Eucharist to our brothers and sisters who are unable to attend mass due to illness. They minister at Hoag Hospital, homes and local convalescent facilities.
This group is for those suffering with mental health issues such as anxiety, worry or fear. The group will assists in dealing with the obstacles and problems of everyday life.