Trained Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) volunteers provide companionship and support in times of transition and need. They offer support by bringing Eucharist to those who are unable to attend Mass.
Simon Society is a phone tree of volunteers who provide meals or other items of necessity for persons who have an unusual hardship.
St. Bartholomew has a large network of volunteers who are devoted to the ministry of prayer. To request prayers, click Prayer Network Request or call Merle Wilts, 952/417-9222 or the parish office, 952/473-6601.
A prayer shawl is a reminder of God’s ever-present love. St. Bart’s blesses parishioners facing serious illness or personal losses of many kinds with the gift of a handmade prayer shawl to reassure them that our prayers are with them and they are not alone. Once a shawl is completed by our parishioner volunteers, it’s blessed and then delivered to a person who needs to feel a special touch from God. If you or someone you know is in need of a prayer shawl, please click Prayer Shawl Request or call the parish office at 952/473-6601.
Mass intentions are available throughout the year. Contact Peg, 952/473-6601, in the Parish Office to reserve a date.
The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is offered for those whose health is impaired by physical or mental illness. Private anointing can be arranged by request. Though chaplains are often available at hospitals, it is appropriate to celebrate the sacrament in the parish or at home with loved ones before major surgery. Our God and the Christian Community want to journey with you during these critical life events. Contact for Anointing of the Sick: Christine Ducharme, Director, Pastoral Care, 952/473-6601.
Director, Pastoral Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Do you like to crochet or knit or are you interested in learning? If so, thePrayer Shawl Ministry Team would love for you to join them. If you’re unable to make a shawl yourself, you can help by making a donation or providing yarn. The Prayer Shawl Ministry meets after the 10:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Questions? Contact Christine Ducharme, 952/473-6601.