St. Peter Chanel aims to host two blood drives each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Watch for communications.
The Funeral Reception Ministry provides a light reception for the bereaved as they comfort one another following a funeral Mass. This is a flexible ministry allowing volunteers to choose when or how they wish to help using Sign-Up Genius received via email. Serving volunteers help during the week, prior to, during and after the reception usually from 9AM to 11 AM to set up and prepare the food and 11AM – 1 PM serving and cleaning up. The Food Team provides a combination of homemade dishes and store -bought items that are dropped off prior to reception
The Good Neighbor Meals Ministry provides temporary relief to parish families who are undergoing a severe time of illness or extremely stressful situation, by preparing and delivering evening meals to their home.
In accordance with the Habitat for Humanity principles: demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ and put his love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity manifests God's love by creating opportunities for all people to live in decent, durable shelter. Habitat puts faith into action by helping to build, renovate or preserve homes and by partnering with others to accelerate and broaden access to affordable housing as a foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty for less fortunate families.
We offer free service and support to “the least of our brothers” both near or far. To this end our participants minister to the hungry, homeless, sick and dying by assisting local organized charities in works of mercy, as well as assisting international organizations such as Missionaries of the Poor and Mustard Seed. Each year our members make care-giving and construction mission trips to Haiti and Jamaica. We also organize the annual St. Peter Chanel parish-wide Haiti Food Drive.
The Job Seekers Ministry prepares those seeking employment, or in career transition, by giving them the skills and tools to locate and acquire satisfying work while incorporating spirituality in the process. WE focus on networking, interviewing, resume creation and social media skills. All are welcome to participate. By appointment only.
This ministry assists St. Peter Chanel parishioners who need transportation to their non-emergency medical appointments because they have limited resources for getting to a doctor’s appointment. The service is strictly limited to medical appointments and requires a 72 hour notice. Our drivers will accompany participants to the doctor’s office upon request. Drivers are St. Peter Chanel men and women who have had background checks in compliance with Archdiocesan safe environment guidelines.
Through this ministry, certified Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion take the Eucharist to parishioners who wish to receive Holy Communion but are unable to attend Mass due to illness or infirmity. This ministry is provided to fill both long-term and short-term needs for those who are hospitalized, homebound, or residents of a nursing home or assisted living facility. Appointments to this ministry require the approval of the pastor.
The Respect Life Ministry promotes the Church’s sanctity of life doctrine through prayer and worship, public information and education, pastoral care and public policy. Each month, we pray a rosary during the Marian Holy Hour for Respect Life intentions. We have monthly meetings which include guest speakers and discussions on Respect Life issues. Ministry members participate in various Archdiocesan, parish and crisis pregnancy center programs. Our goal is to promote the dignity of human life from conception to natural death.
The Shrine of the Immaculate Conception homeless shelter provides dinner and overnight housing from November 1 through March 31. Our ministry commits to about 10 nights per year and provides dinners, bag lunches, and overnight chaperones. Volunteers can participate in any of these activities, from meal preparation, food delivery and serving, making lunches, and spending the night at the shelter. This is a wonderful opportunity for families, church groups, PSR classes, or teen groups.
We are the St. Vincent de Paul Society serving the 30075 (Roswell) area, sometimes offering assistance in adjacent areas when we are made aware of an unmet need. We seek to find the forgotten, the suffering or the deprived so that we may bring them Jesus’ love. We offer our time and counseling. Through the boundless generosity of our parish family we are able to offer food pantry items and financial aid as we seek to model St. Vincent de Paul's mission of charity. FOR ASSISTANCE CALL: 678-832-1281
Stephen Ministry is a lay caregiving ministry that provides professional, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting. The program teaches laypersons to provide one-on-one care for individuals who request support. The confidential care-giver and care-receiver relationship, usually conducted by weekly visits, lasts as long as there is a need. Reasons for requesting a Stephen Minister’s visits may range from grieving the loss of a loved one, experiencing a major illness, going through a divorce, job loss, struggling with substance abuse, or other life difficulties. To learn how you can receive a Stephen Minister’s confidential care, contact Msgr. Peter Rau at [email protected].