Pastoral Associates/Ministers

Pastoral Associates and Ministers serve in the parishes in a wide variety of ministries depending on the particular needs and location of the parish.  Among the most common ministries is all forms of pastoral care, liturgy preparation, visitation of the sick and homebound, organizing adult formation, RCIA sessions, evangelization and outreach.  


The Department of Parish & Clergy Services seeks to support these ministers through workshops, retreats, newsletters, close communication and other material resources as needed. It also thanks them for their incredible dedication to the mission of bringing Christ to those in their parish communities.


Each year the Pastoral Associates'/Pastoral Ministers' Association Executive Committee sponsor a professional day workshop on some area of ministry in the fall.  In the spring the Committee hosts a retreat day.  Please see the details of the events and come share in a time of spiritual rejunvenation with your fellow workers in the vineyard!



Spring Retreat-  Took place on Thursday, April 14. "Jesus centered- Mercy centered- excellent!", "Time for me without feeling guilty", "Time of real spiritual refreshment" "Loved the guided meditation!"   "Hands down, the best event of this type that I've had the chance to participate in."   



Next event:  Fall Workshop. Details to come soon. 



Gleanings in the Vineyard

A quarterly newsletter communicates ongoing events of interest in the various parishes, highlights different pastoral associates and ministers and acts as a forum for questions, prayers and exchange of ministerial experiences.  Your contributions are highly encouraged.  Please send to



Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Spring/Summer 2015

Winter 2015

Fall 2014

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

Winter 2014

Fall 2013