- “Be a Friend to someone who needs a good listener”
Befrienders are volunteers who complete a weekend of training and then accept commitment to be visitors. Befriending is an extension of pastoral ministry–although it can be informal and simply a way of life that involves listening to others we encounter. Training is scheduled annually. Contact: Nancy Ludescher, Parish Nurse, 645-8816 ext. 203
Meals on Wheels
St. Dominic volunteers take their turn delivering noon meals to homebound in Northfield two weeks in November and two weeks in March. The meals are prepared at Northfield Hospital where volunteers pick them up for distribution (food coolers must be returned to the hospital). Time commitment is approximately 1 hour. New volunteers are always welcome and an experienced driver would be happy to accompany new drivers and answer their questions. Contact Mary Douglass, 645-4865, or Sue Middleton, 645-5743, if you are interested in delivering Meals On Wheels.
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Ministry to Care Centers and Homebound
Mass is celebrated twice a month at each of three care centers in Northfield: Northfield Retirement Community, Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center, and Three Links Care Center. These Masses are open to all other parishioners, residents and family members.
- Mass held 1st/3rd Wednesday – Northfield Retirement Community, 10:30 a.m.
- Mass held 2nd/4th Wednesday - Hospital Long Term Care Center, 10:30 a.m.
- Mass held 2nd/4th Friday – Three Links Care Center, 10:15 a.m.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion from St. Dominic lead Communion Services at these centers each Sunday following the 8:00 a.m. Mass. Volunteers also lead the Rosary each Monday at 3:00 p.m. at the Northfield Hospital Long Term Care Center. Communion services are also held regularly at Millstream Commons and Valleyview.
Parish Nurse Nancy Ludescher, volunteers from our parish Befriender program, Deacon Len and Muriel Gruber, and some designated family members visit and bring Communion to the homebound. Fr. Denny visits the homebound with the Sacrament of Anointing twice a year.
Birthday Parties at Hospital Care Center and Three Links
Birthday celebrations are held for residents of the Hospital Long Term Care Center and Three Links Care Center. Area churches provide a party in honor of the residents who have a birthday during that month. Contact the Parish Office, 645-8816, to volunteer.