Pastoral Care

"The manifold gifts of the Holy Spirit enliven and enrich the Body of Christ. A charism is more than a talent or personal quality. It is a grace, a gift that God gives through the Holy Spirit not because someone is better than the others, but rather so that he puts it at the service of others with the same gratitude and love with which he has received it.”      -- Pope Francis

Bereavement / Funeral Pastoral Ministry Volunteers Needed!

We extend compassionate care through our parish ministry to families and friends who are grieving due to the death of a significant person in their lives. 

  • Learn more about our funeral ministry volunteer program hospitality and service needs.
  • No experience needed. (Training and support provided.)
  • You arrange your time commitment.

For additional information, please contact Deacon Bill Heiman.

                                         Psalm 46-10 “Be still, and know that I am God.”


Assisted Care Homes / Homebound Eucharistic Ministry Volunteers Needed!

Help Us Meet The Needs Of Our Elderly, Homebound or Hospitalized.

Requests for pastoral volunteers to bring the Eucharist to our fellow St. Patrick's parishioners are increasing. We are looking for new members to help!  Would you be available to bring the Eucharist to those who are in care facilities or homebound in the Edina area? Training and support provided. You can arrange your time commitment; or sign on to a monthly standard commitment. Help us reach out to our fellow parishioners in need.

Contact Deacon Bill for additional information.

Psalm 46-10 “Be still, and know that I am God.”


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Pastoral care is defined by the way parishioners help one another in times of crisis or need. Parishioners should feel that they can turn to their parish for support in these special times. Confidentiality is strictly maintained.

At St. Patrick's, pastoral care is administered not only by the pastor, but also by members of the parish who have been trained as pastoral ministers. Pastoral ministers regularly visit those who are sick, homebound or otherwise in crisis. Communion will be given during their visit. Any parishioner expressing a need for help or support can request a pastoral minister be assigned to them. Pastoral ministers are also present at funerals, helping to assure that every detail concerning the Mass of Christian Burial is as worry-free as possible for the families and friends involved.

Ministry to the Home Bound

  • One on one visits by pastoral minsters.
  • Weekly Communion service for residents at Sunrise Assisted Living.

Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick

  • Individuals in need of this sacrament should call Fr. Jenson at 952-767-0940.
  • Communal celebration during all weekend Masses twice per year.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Anyone with an interest in knitting or crocheting is invited to help create prayer shawls for our parishioners who are experiencing illness. This ministry is a visible sign of the prayers and support of our parish. Recipients will be reminded of God's peace and love which brings comfort and solace to those who are sick.

Grief Support

  • Edina Grief Coalition 
  • Bereavement ministry

Ministry of the Separated & Divorced

St. Patrick’s is a participating Church in our local outreach ministry to the separated and divorced of our parish. We can provide factual information and joint support with local community resources and our Archdiocesan Metropolitan Tribunal. For further information, please contact Deacon Bill.
 

Other Resources

  • Edina Resource Center
    Your connection to community resources, services and information in Edina, MN. It serves anyone who lives, works or goes to school in Edina and is a collaborative effort between the City of Edina, Edina Public Schools, and the local community.