Virtually every family will encounter severe and/or prolonged illness of at least one family member at some time. To speak to the growing need for support for St. Joseph parishioners facing these situations, a support team is being formed.
Our Ministry of Compassion
Volunteers help with a variety of tasks. For example, to stay for an hour or two with the ill individual while care givers attend to personal matters, may stay the night to allow the caregiver undisturbed sleep, may shop for groceries for the family, fix a meal or perform other tasks needed to take part of the burden from the caregiver. Medical background is not necessary, only a loving and empathetic heart and hands willing to assist our brothers and sisters at a difficult time.
How to help
In helping these families we are putting into action the guidelines for living our faith given to us in the Beatitudes by Jesus Himself. Please contact Helen Campbell, 510-795-7958, to become part of our Ministry of Compassion.