Social Ministries

Saint Vincent Basilica Parish provides the opportunity for all parishioners to use the Gifts they have received in Baptism to meet the needs of their brothers and sisters within their community. For more information about any of these ministries, please contact Teri Pomerleau in the Social Ministries Office – (724) 539-8629, ext. 15 or email Teri at teri.pomerleau@email.stvincent.edu.

Bereavement Ministry 
The volunteers in this ministry extend assistance and support to parishioners who have had a death in their immediate family. Volunteers send sympathy cards, call the bereaved family, and mail booklets and articles to provide comfort and information that may be helpful during the grief period.
Coordinator: Debbie Stabile

Bereavement Support Group 
Through sharing with one another and presentations from outside speakers, participants receive emotional support. Meetings are held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room and are open to anyone mourning the death of a loved one.
Facilitator: Teri Pomerleau

Divorce Support Group
The Divorce Support Group at Saint Vincent is a 12 session program based on the video, Surviving Divorce and is presented annually.  By watching a 20-30 minute video and sharing with one another, participants begin to work through the grief, anger and stress of the divorce process. Group size is limited to 15 and registration is required. To register you must be divorced or have filed for divorce.  The group will meet on Wednesdays from September 18 – December 11, 2019.  You may register online at https://basilicaparishstv.weshareonline.org/CatholicDivorceSupportGroup

or contact: Teri Pomerleau

Food Ministry
Volunteers in this ministry share in the monthly distribution of food to the needy of our community. Each church is scheduled twice a year. Saint Vincent Parish sends volunteers on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 from 8:00 – 11:30 a.m. for the Food Pantry at Saint Vincent Grove the date for the Fresh Express Program at Prince of Peace Church in Latrobe from 3:45 – 5:00 p.m. is yet to be determined for 2019. There are also opportunities to help with a monthly dinner at Holy Family in Latrobe and helping to load and/or take food from monthly food drives to the food pantry storage area.

Contact Teri Pomerleau

Funeral Lunches 
This ministry for parishioners who have had a death in the immediate family, makes arrangements and sets up the Grove for luncheons that usually take place after a funeral for the family and friends of the deceased.
Coordinator: Patty Rebrick

Hospital Visitation Ministry
Volunteers in this ministry visit hospitalized parishioners. This ministry is designed to bring comfort through prayer to those visited.
Coordinator: Teri Pomerleau

Knitting and Crochet Ministry
Our ministry members knit and crochet items for our shut-ins, people in local nursing homes and newly baptized babies.  Workshops are held twice monthly to provide an opportunity for those who wish to learn how to knit or crochet and for those who already know how, to fellowship with one another.
Coordinator: Judy Smith

Ministers of Care 
Volunteers bring the Eucharist to Catholic residents of Twin Lakes Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (formerly Mountain View Specialty Care Center) on Tuesday mornings. Volunteers that bring the Eucharist must be approved and commissioned by the Pastor as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and all need the clearances and trainings required by the Diocese of Greensburg.
Coordinator: John Rankin

Nursing Home Eucharistic Ministry 
The volunteers in this ministry bring the Eucharist to our brothers and sisters residing at Brookdale Senior Living, The Grove at Latrobe and Loyalhanna Care Center nursing homes within our community. This usually occurs after the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Volunteers must be approved and commissioned by the Pastor as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and all need the clearances and trainings required by the Diocese of Greensburg.
Coordinator: Ron Patun

Transportation Ministry 
Volunteers in this ministry provide transportation to Parish Masses on Sundays, 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and/or parish activities. Volunteers must have all clearances and trainings, current auto insurance and a current driver’s license.                                                                                   Coordinator: Teri Pomerleau