The mission of the Ministry of Care is to bring Jesus in the holy Eucharist to our parishioners who are: homebound, hospitalized, in care or nursing facilities, hospice, or in jails or prisons.
We serve parishioners who are unable to attend holy Mass on Sunday because of illness, age or disability. The service may be for an extended period of time or short-term. Some of the various environments in which the Ministry of Care provides service include hospitals, care homes, nursing homes, hospice, and prisons.
We have twelve hours of training, divided into three, four-hour sessions. These sessions include instruction on the holy Eucharist, Communion service, basic skills for home and hospital visits, confidentiality, etc.
In addition to the classroom instruction, you'll go on visits with a mentor until you're comfortable with serving on your own.
Called to Protect
Everyone who serves in any ministry in the Diocese of Phoenix must attend a Called to Protect class. These are abuse prevention educational classes for the protection of minors. The initial session must be taken in a classroom. After your initial training you can re-certify for this requirement online.
If you'd like to learn more about the Ministry of Care, or become involved, please contact Marcy Peterson at (480) 507-4495 or email: email@example.com
Activities, Events, News, and Information
Please pray for the repose of the soul of: Elizabeth Murtha Frazier
August 8, 1923 – April 15, 2018
Elizabeth Louis (Murtha) Frazier, 94, of Gilbert, AZ, died surrounded by her loved ones on Sunday (April 15, 2018). She is survived by her nine Children, Gerald and Dottie Frazier of East Hampton, CT, Paul Frazier of Florida, Bill and Cathy Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Joanne Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Peter Frazier of Middletown, CT, Michael and Sue Frazier of Mesa, AZ, Beth and Curtis Leggitt of Gilbert, AZ and Patrick Frazier of San Tan Valley, AZ, and her two stepchildren; Elaine Malinguaggi of Florida and Robert Frazier, Jr. of Spain. She is also survived by her two siblings, Rose D’Auria of Florida, and Robert Murtha, CT and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Hartford, CT; Elizabeth was the 3rd oldest of ten, she was the daughter of the late Patrick and Ina (Hayes) Murtha and was a former resident of Hartford, Rocky Hill and Cromwell, CT for many years. Along with her parents, Patrick and Ina (Hayes), her son, Mark Frazier and her husband, Robert Frazier and six siblings, Helen Post, Alice Andrioli, Katherine Murtha, Dorothy Piotroski, Lucille Vincenti, Raymond Murtha, and Frank Murtha predeceased Betty. Elizabeth (Betty) retired from Traveler’s Insurance in Hartford, CT, where she was a Claims Processor. Previously she was employed at G. Foxes Department Store, and she served as a supervisor at the Rationing Board during World War II.
The funeral Mass will be held at St. Anne on Monday April 30, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Please pray for the repose of the soul of"
Gilbert – Gerald Michael Davner was born in Youngstown Ohio on August 22, 1953 and passed away on March 11, 2018 at St. Josephs Hospital in Phoenix AZ. Preceded in death by parents William and Alene Davner. Gerald is survived by his wife Deborah of 38 years. Brother William Davner of Ocola Florida, sister Shirleen Campbell of Gilbert Arizona, brother Daniel Davner (Debbie) of Youngstown Ohio and many nieces and nephews and extended family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Celebration of life will be at 10:00 am April 12, 2018 at St. Anne’s Church 440 E. Elliot Rd. Gilbert Arizona.
251 West Juniper Avenue Gilbert, AZ 85233-3914
Published in The Arizona Republic on Apr. 1, 2018
July 14, 1935 – March 8, 2018
Born in Scotland
Resided in Gilbert, Arizona
Michael was born on July 14, 1935 in Lochgelly, Scotland to Michael and Madge Gallagher. He married Maureen Ann Martin in Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Queens Village, NY on April 24, 1965. All those who knew Michael fondly recall his remarkable sense of humor, his generous spirit, and his loving and compassionate nature. He was an active and dedicated life-long member of the Holy Roman Catholic Church.
A wake is scheduled for Sunday, March 11, 2018 between the hours of 2 pm and 6 pm at Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery and Funeral Home in Gilbert, AZ. It will be followed by church services at St. Anne Roman Catholic Church in Gilbert, AZ on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 10 am. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Michael’s life.