As Christians, we are called to “learn to care and take responsibility for the young, the old, the sick, the handicapped, and the poor.” (CCC 2208). As Catholics and Christians we are compelled to practice Corporal Works of Mercy….to feed the hungry; to give drink to the thirsty; to clothe the naked; to shelter the homeless; to care for the sick; to visit the imprisoned; and to bury the dead. St. Timothy Catholic Church offers a variety of ministries to serve the vulnerable in our parish and to be the face of Christ to those in our community. If you or one of your family members needs assistance, please contact us to help. If you would like to volunteer with any of these ministries, please contact us. The Parish is always in need of additional people to assist.
Anointing of the Sick – Jess Kozlowski 480/775-5218
Reception of this sacrament can either be done after morning daily mass (Mon-Sat) or by appointment.
Ministers of Care [Homebound]– Debbie Parmiter 480/775-5233
Trained Extraordinary Ministers bring the Holy Eucharist to those who are unable to attend Sunday mass.
Ministers of Care [Hospital Ministry] – Debbie Parmiter 480/775-5233
Trained Extraordinary Ministers assist Resurrection Parish in bringing communion to patients in Banner Desert Hospital on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month.
Prayer Chain – Jeannie Riccardi 480/775-5262
Fellow parishioners offer intercessory prayer for the needs of specific people and the community. Requests are received at the parish and distributed to the prayer chain.
Prayer Room – Gail 480/272-2183
Trained lay ministers offer hands-on intercessory prayer for people seeking face-to-face support. The Prayer Room is open in the evenings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at the Christy Center.
A Stitch and a Prayer-- Jean Brown 480/545-9342
Volunteers meet, 1st Monday of each month, to pray and knit prayer shawls to be given those when they are anointed after mass.
Charismatic Healing Service – Darren Handy 480/775-5222
Fellow parishioners along with prayer teams offer healing prayer over attendees.
BeFriender Ministry – Debbie Parmiter 480/775-5233
Trained lay volunteers who provide a listening presence for those struggling with a transitional time in their life, i.e., loss of a loved one, divorce, empty nest, long-term care of loved one.
One-on-One Counseling – Maureen Christensen 480/775-5200
Catholic Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist offering individual, couples and family counseling. Her expertise includes depression, grief, substance abuse, relationship issues and more. This service does have a nominal fee.
St. Vincent de Paul Society – 480-733-2790
Provides temporary assistance to people who are unable to even meet their basic needs to live, i.e., monetary assistance with utility and housing payments or food boxes.
Apostolic Team [Funeral Receptions] – Debbie Parmiter 480/775-5233
Provides light meal for families and their friends after a funeral mass at St. Timothy. Meals can also be delivered to the families at their homes if desired.
Apostolic Team [Meals to Homebound] – Sharon Hulet 480/775-5233
Team members provide temporary meal service for parishioners during times of need, i.e., people recovering from surgery, families of mothers in the hospital after giving birth, or any other reason which keeps them from preparing meals for themselves.