Pastoral Care Ministries

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Over the centuries, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace, and spiritual comfort. The Prayer Shawl Ministry at Transfiguration has members who lovingly donate their time and talent to crochet or knit shawls for those in need of God’s blessing and grace.  Each stitch is a prayer for the recipient and God’s love is present as the shawls are given to people going through a change in their life, pain, a medical challenge, or anyone in need of God’s comfort and healing.  Shawls are available to anyone at any time.

The group meets every other Saturday of the month following the 8:00am mass. in the Harvester Room.

To be involved in the Prayer Shawl Ministry or to request a shawl, please contact B.J. Haak at 651-777-3766.

Sewing Group

The Sewing Group meets in the Harvester Room on Mondays at 10:00 a.m. to work on various sewing projects.  

If you wish to join, please call Kathy Holt at 651-739-6389. 

Visiting Ministers

The Visiting Ministry program brings Holy Communion to the sick and homebound.  It is an excellent way to meet parishioners who are unable to participate on a regular basis at our Sunday Masses.  If you are interested in becoming a Visiting Minister, please contact Gretchen Sonnen, Director of Parish Life, at 651-738-2646 or gsonnen@transfigurationmn.org.  Training is provided.

Funeral Luncheons

The Funeral Luncheon Ministry is an opportunity to offer service to the families and loved ones of those being buried from Transfiguration.  The Funeral Luncheon Ministry is always in need of parishioners to serve as Food Callers (calling parishioners to donate a salad or dessert), Lunch Serving Crew (set up, serve lunch, clean up), and Crew Chiefs (shop for meat & rolls, make coffee, set up, serve lunch, clean up) and Food Donors (bring salad or dessert to church before the Funeral).

Please contact the Parish Office at 651-738-2646 to sign up for this Ministry. 

GriefShare

“GriefShare” is Transfiguration’s grief support group and is open to anyone grieving the loss of someone close to them.  The group meets weekly and is built around a series of 13 group sessions.  The sessions include a video and discussion and each member is given a workbook for personal study and reflection at home.  The group is for parishioners and non-parishioners, and is led by parishioners who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement in a difficult time. 

For more information or to join the GriefShare group, please contact:
Barb Schmitz at 651-501-2220 or bschmitz@transfigurationmn.org
Nancy Montbriand at 651-442-4453

More information about the program at: www.GriefShare.org