On February 23rd, the Stephen Ministers of the Diocese of Camden gathered along with the parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo in Sicklerville, to celebrate Mass and their ministry. Following the Mass there was a reception and presentations by two care receivers who expressed their gratitude to their Stephen Ministers for walking their difficult life’s journey with them.
Stephen Ministers are highly trained lay people who enter into a one-on-one caregiver-care receiver relationship with a fellow parishioner who has undergone a significant loss or trauma in their lives. Be it a serious medical diagnosis, divorce, death of a loved one, loss of a job, or any other great hardship, Stephen Ministers are trained to be effective and confidential listeners and companions on that journey with them as they struggle through these dark times in their lives. Currently there are 15 parishes in the Diocese of Camden that have active Stephen Ministries and there are over 230 trained Stephen Ministers throughout the diocese.
For more information about Stephen Ministry, contact VITALity at 856-583-6123 or visit our website at Vitality.camdendiocese.org