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, adult formation, RCIA sessions, evangelization and outreach.  


The Department of Pastoral 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 and local 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 2016 Retreat 



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.  Gleanings is written for and by you! Please send contributions, big and small, to


Past issues:

Spring 2018

Winter 2018

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Winter 2017

Fall 2016

Summer 2016

Spring 2016

Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Spring/Summer 2015

Winter 2015

Fall 2014

Summer 2014

Spring 2014

Winter 2014

Fall 2013