Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

St. Thomas’ parishioners participate in and provide support for parishioners in need as well as┬ámany community outreach opportunities listed here. Several even serve in leadership roles in these various organizations!

If you see something that piques your interest, please contact the individuals listed. They would love to share their passions with you, and hopefully help you find a meaningful way to engage as well. And if you have an opportunity you would like to bring to the attention of the parish, let us know that as well!

Flower City Habitat for Humanity

Leader: Lisa Hand (send e-mail)

WE'RE BUILDING A HOUSE RIGHT NOW at 179 Baldwin St. Go online to create a volunteer account at: https://give.rochesterhabitat.org/ge/brighton2022 AND... Your unwanted clothes can help fund our NEW HABITAT HOME at 179 BALDWIN ST! Cleaning out your clothes closet? Bring home textiles and clothes in tightly closed plastic bags to our St. Pauly donation shed at Grace Church at 805 Blossom Rd, Rochester,NY The Brighton Churches Coalition in Support of Flower City Habitat for Humanity's mission is to bring people together to build houses, communities, and hope. Since 1984 Flower City Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated over 200 homes in Rochester, helping families achieve their dreams of home ownership and strengthening local neighborhoods.

Dept: Ministry Team
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

Watch Care: Make-a-Meal Team

Leader: Deb Cougler (send e-mail)

Make a meal for individuals or families who are dealing with an illness, surgery or loss.

Day: Varies
Time: Varies
Dept: Ministry Team
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

Watchcare: Card and Note Writers

Leader: Deb Cougler (send e-mail)

Parishioners who send cards and notes to those who need encouragement or who have an illness or who've had surgery.

Day: Varies
Time: Varies
Dept: Ministry Team
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

Watchcare: Eucharistic Visitors

Leader: Leslie Burkardt (send e-mail)

Licensed and trained eucharistic ministers who take holy communion to parishioners who are unable to be present for worship services.

Day: Varies
Time: Varies
Dept: Ministry Team
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

Watchcare: Flower Delivery

Leader: Deb Cougler (send e-mail)

Deliver weekend altar flowers to people who are ill or in need of some cheer.

Dept: Ministry Team
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

Watchcare: Funeral Hospitality Ministry

Leader: Lois Giess (send e-mail)

Parishioners who help coordinate the care of families before the funeral of a loved one and who organize receptions afterward.

Day: Varies
Time: Varies
Dept: Ministry Team
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

Watchcare: Prayer Ministry

Leader: Leslie Burkardt (send e-mail)

St. Thomas' Prayer Ministry provides daily, confidential prayer support for the needs, concerns and joys of our parishioners and their families and friends. Members of this Ministry prayer together virtually on the last Sunday of each month to pray in community. Anyone in need of prayer support is welcome to join.

Day: Last Sunday of the Month
Time: Morning
Area: Church
Dept: Ministry Team
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

Watchcare: Transportation & Delivery Team

Leader: Sue Scanlon (send e-mail)

A group of parishioners willing to transport those in need to church services or other St. Thomas' events.

Day: Varies
Dept: Ministry Team
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs

Way of Love Grief Group

Leader: Leslie Burkardt (send e-mail)

Dept: Adult Ministries
Type: Watchcare/Adult & Family Needs