“I remind you to rekindle the gift of God that is within you.”
— 2 TIMOTHY 1:6
The Bereavement Committee is a group of volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to the families of deceased members of our parish on the day of the funeral. Volunteers on the committee provide food every 3-4 months. If you or any member of your family would like to join this ministry, please contact Glynda Fontenot at or call the parish office at (337) 235-1483. If you would like to help but cannot prepare a meal, we welcome your donations.
Family Promise of Acadiana is part of a national organization which began more than 20 years ago with the purpose of providing shelter, meals and support to families without homes. In 2004, St. Elizabeth Seton Parish hosted the very first week of the program in Acadiana. Since that time our parish continues to serve this program as a host church. Our parish hosts guest families for a one-week time period, approximately three to four times each year.
This ministry requires many volunteers to have the week run smoothly. SES has more than 100 volunteers who work with the coordinator, Joanna Cormier. A typical week includes guest families arriving at the Family Center on a Sunday evening. Church volunteers provide supper and visit with the families in the early evening. Two additional volunteers sleep overnight. In the morning, the guests either return to the Day Center or to their jobs, if employed, and children may attend school or daycare. Volunteers provide transportation if guests have no vehicles, and pick up the guests from the Day Center and bring them back to our Family Center at 5:45 pm.
Anyone interested in volunteering for Family Promise should call Joanna Cormier at (337) 280-9224 or Anne Guidry at (337) 296-7261.
MINISTRY TO THE HOMEBOUND
When our sick or homebound parishioners cannot be with us at a weekend Mass, our parish provides volunteers to bring the Eucharist to homebound parishioners on a weekly basis so that they, too, might share in the healing power of the Bread of Life. These volunteers also pray and visit with the homebound, share parish news and spiritual material, and bring cheer and friendliness to maintain a connection with our parish family members.
To participate in this ministry, you must be able to be commissioned as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion. If you are interested in learning more about how you can help in this important ministry, leave a message for Diane Triche, the Coordinator of Ministry to the Homebound, with the parish office (337) 235-1483 or e-mail her at .
NURSING HOME EUCHARISTIC MINISTRY
Volunteers who participate in the St. Elizabeth Seton Nursing Home Ministry offer companionship, comfort, and the gift of the Eucharist to those residing in area nursing homes.
If you would like more information or to sign up to serve on the Nursing Home Ministry Team, or if you would like to request a visit from our team for your facility, please contact the parish office at (337) 235-1483.
A support group for caregivers, family and friends of individuals with dementia/Alzheimer's. Ideas and resources are shared. There is no cost or registration required. Meetings are the third Monday of each month. Check our calendar for details.