The Bereavement Ministry of St. Clement of Rome Parish is a support group for anyone who has lost a loved one, whether the loss is a spouse, parent, child, or sibling.
The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at St. Christopher Church. The 1st Tuesday meeting is at 6:00pm, with a light dinner included before the meeting. On the 3rd Tuesday of the month, the group meets at 7:00pm and has snacks.
Everyone who has suffered a loss is welcome. One can talk about the loss if he or she feels comfortable or just listen to the others in the group.
Parishioner Carol Ryan coordinates the group's efforts. If you have any question about the group, please contact the Parish Center (887-7821).
The Guild is an outreach ministry, providing a variety of services in order to strengthen the Christian community.
The Guild meets four times a year between September through May, and two Mornings of Reflection. The Guild serves our parish by providing many services:
Bereaved Ministry– Supports parishioners after loss of a loved one. Contact Person: Carol Ryan (504) 885-0950.
Family Ministry– Brings the parish together by holding events that promote fellowship as well as spirituality, such as the monthly Meet and Greets, the annual Parish Picnic, and Supper Substance. Contact person: Stan Simons (504) 432-4553
Funeral Meals– Provides a meal to the family of deceased parishioners; usually a meal for about 6 to 8 people the day of the funeral. Contact person: Lisa Baynham (504) 456-7083
Meals for Sick– Provides supper for families in need due to prolonged illness or hospitalization. Contact person: Mary Fonseca (504) 454-1238
Meals on Wheels– Delivers meals to homebound elderly through the Council on Aging. Contact person: Roy Daigle (504) 887-6706
Hospital Visitation– Visits parishioners while hospitalized at East Jefferson Hospital. Contact person: Patti Troyer (504) 455-4400
Newcomers– Welcomes new parishioners by delivering welcome baskets. Contact person: Charlotte Ruiz (504) 887-8992
Nursing Home Visitation– Visits parishioners in nursing homes. Contact person: Pat Slemmer (504) 831-1946 and Sharon Catalanotto (504) 887-1729
Care of the Home-Bound– Service to elders, disabled, or families in crisis; will provide transportation to doctors, grocery store or other needs of elderly and disabled individuals. Contact person: Roy Daigle (504) 887-6706
Prayer Line– Prays for sick and others for whom prayers are requested. Contact person: Roselyn Marchand (504) 885-2272
All meetings are preceded by Mass at 8:15 a.m. and are held in the Parish Center.
If you have any questions or would like to join the Guild Ministry, please contact Linda Heno at (504) 888-2360 or the office at the Parish Center (504) 887-7821.
St. Anthony Ministry
The St. Anthony Ministry provides assistance to the needy who resides in St. Clement of Rome’s parish.
The St. Anthony Ministry, as a Second Harvest Food Bank provider, services the needy by preparing food boxes, coordinating and preparing Thanksgiving baskets, coordinating the Angel Tree Giving program, and assisting in other ways, when appropriate.
There are many opportunities for adult and teenage volunteers to assist the St. Anthony Ministry. Need for translators from Spanish to English are needed.
Please consider donating an hour or so of your time to assist with this very worthwhile ministry. Call the office at the Parish Center (504) 887-7821 for more information.