Directory of Ministries and Organizations


Human Services

St. Thomas Human Services offers Bereavement Support Groups in 8 week sessions for anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one and would like assistance and support with the grieving process. 

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This ministry to our families in need provides a child, up to age 12, with their very own “themed” birthday box filled with a present, cake/cupcakes, balloon & party goods, in a theme provided by the child.

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Members of this ministry help other parishioners in need of a ride to the doctor, physical therapy, cancer treatments, or to the supermarket. Most rides are to local destinations, but some may be out of our immediate area and at the discretion of the driver to fulfill.

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Members of this ministry bring Communion to the homebound on a regular basis. They use an assigned prayer book for Communion distribution.

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Human Service’s Pantry is offered to eligible clients once a month, unless otherwise indicated by need.

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The Helping Hands Ministry prepares meals for families of the parish who have recently faced a loss or are going through an illness, treatment or surgery. If you love to cook, this ministry is perfect for you.

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These dedicated parishioners offer their time on a regular basis to meet the needs of those served by St. Thomas Human Services. Responsibilities include working in the food pantry, arranging for drivers to take our elderly parishioners to doctor visits, compiling funeral booklets, and managing phone calls. 

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This group meets in the Parish Center on Wednesday mornings to make hats, sweaters and blankets for the babies of Winthrop University Hospital.

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This group meets in the Parish Center on Wednesday mornings to make prayer shawls for the Bereavement Ministry to be given out to those in the parish who have lost a loved one, or to those dealing with an illness or surgery.

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This ministry gathers those who are single, widowed, separated or divorced and are of AARP age. They meet on the second Sunday of each month in the Chapel Center and participate in various social activities including occasional trips to interesting places, coffee hours, and lectures.

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This ministry brings comfort to the families of the recently deceased by assisting in planning the funeral liturgy, answering questions, offering guidance, being present at the funeral as reades and greeters and providing a cake, post funeral, for additional consolation.

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Serving the poor and needy through practical works of charity, Vincentians work in teams of two to provide assistance to those who are in need. Their mission includes any actions that promote the dignity of the person while alleviating suffering and distress, and correcting the conditions that caused them.

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