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Bereavement Ministry
The purpose of this ministry is to provide support to members of St Fidelis Parish who are experiencing grief through the death of a loved one. Please look in bulletin for the next scheduled meeting. The Church calls each member of Christ's Body to participate in the ministry of consolation: to care for the dying, to pray for the dead, and to comfort all who mourn. Our Lord is the example of comfort and support to the grieving.

Eucharistic Holy Hour
Nothing is more fundamental to the Catholic Christian faith then our belief in the true presence of Christ in the Holy Eucharistic.  This is so fundamental and foundational in the Catholic faith that Eucharist is a Sacrament of Initiation.  For us, Jesus is present under the appearance of bread and wine, body, blood, soul and divinity.

Because of this deep faith and fundamental truth adoration of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist is a long-standing tradition.  Saints and mystics throughout history have practiced and promoted this prayer form of Eucharistic Adoration.  Many parish communities throughout the world have been transformed by the faithful taking turns praying before the Blessed Sacrament.  The great orator, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, preached the daily Holy Hour and witnessed to its power and effectiveness in his own personal practice.

The faithful of St. Fidelis always have available to them the opportunity to pray before Our Lord in the Tabernacle.  Each day access to the Church is available. 

Funeral Luncheon Ministry
To assist our parish members grieving families St. Fidelis has a wonderful group of volunteers who will plan, set up, serve, and clean up a meal for the bereaved families guests on the day of the funeral here at St. Fidelis Parish Hall. The committee needs a two day notice to be able to provide a funeral luncheon. To arrange a luncheon, please call Justine Brown at 724-287-8332 or email jbb105@zoominternet.net or call Bernice Goeppner at 724-285-9472. A two day advance notice is required.

Parish Health Ministry
The Parish Health Ministry has been formed to assist families dealing with serious health issues including hospitalizations, difficult illnesses, decisions regarding elder care, etc. This ministry may also be extended to activities such as blood pressure screenings, CPR/AED educational presentations and more. If there is a specific topic that you are interested, you can call Joannie at the the parish office to obtain information or referrals.

Prayer Ministry
Prayer requests are taken by phone. Contact Kathy Cupps at 724-482-2500 or Fran McConnell at 7247-789-9433 by noon on a Monday to ensure the prayer requests will be published in the next bulletin.

Divorced and Separated Support Group
If you are going through the difficulty of separation and divorce, you need not go through this alone! You will find support, comfort and healing by joining the Divorced & Separated Support Group that is sponsored by St. Fidelis Parish.

We are a DivorceCare group and, throughout our weeks together we will explore all aspects of divorce and will help you to begin the process of healing. The DivorceCare program is based on solid Christian teachings and Biblical principles and incorporates the knowledge and experience of experts in this area. And, most importantly, participants are brought together through the love of Christ to support one another through these difficult times.

If you have questions or would like to find out where the group is currently meeting, please call or email Joannie Soldner joannies7@aol.com; 724-482-2690 ext #223

Worship Committee
The Worship Committee deals with questions that arise in regard to music, decorations, Advent and Lenten activities, and other liturgical considerations. The group meets on an irregular basis and meetings are announced in the bulletin. If interested please call Terri at 724.482.2690

Ambassadors for Christ
Enables all individuals and families to bring the welcoming presence of Christ to all who enter our doors for Mass…the celebration of Christ alive. As Christ welcomes us, so we welcome others! If you and/or your family are interested in being directly involved in this ministry, please contact Fr. Murphy.