VISITATIONS TO HOSPITALIZED AND HOMEBOUND: We offer prayer, Holy Communion, and pastoral care to both patients and their families. Because of restrictions imposed by HIPAA privacy laws (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996), you need to notify the parish office when a hospitalized person would like to receive visits. Also note that volunteers wishing to work in any ministry with children and vulnerable elderly people must first participate in the Diocese Training for Creating a Safe Environment.
FOOD DONATIONS: Drop off nonperishable food items is available at all sites. Volunteers collect the items and delivers them to Rush-Henrietta Area Food Terminal (RHAFT) and St. Peter's Kitchen on the first Monday of every month. "He who gives to the poor will never lack." (Proverbs 28:27)
GIVING TREE: Every Advent, you are invited to take a request tag from one of our giving trees and/or garland, then purchase the suggested gifts to be distributed to the forgotten people in our community.
PROJECT RACHEL: "There is a time for healing" (Ecclesiastes 3:3). Project Rachel is a sensitive, confidential, post-abortion reconciliation program offering a renewed sense of hope and forgiveness. Project Rachel can help you feel the mercy and peace of Christ. If you or a friend or a relative are hurting from an abortion, call 1-888-972-2435 or click the link to visit the Web site.
SERVICE TO THE ELDERLY: Sisters of St. Joseph offer companionship, spiritual support, light housekeeping, shopping, and short-term respite for family caregivers. A Sister can be available once or twice a week for two or three hours. Fees are negotiable. Please contact Sister Elizabeth Leonard at 458-8540.
USEABLE CLOTHING DROP-OFF: You may drop off useable clothing, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, drapes, and stuffed toys at the drop-off shed at the north end of the Guardian Angels parking lot. They will be picked up by St. Pauly Textile Inc. and distributed to people who can use them here in the US and all over the world. Please no rags, fabric scraps, toys, or household goods.
COUNSELING: Mr. Michael J. Sullivan, Licensed Clinical Social Worker with advanced clinical experience (LCSW-R), Credentialed Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), offers therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Call (585) 388-9258. All appointments are confidential; fees are arranged with the counselor.