What does your ministry do?
Pantry ministry disperses food to clients in need. Prayer shawl ministry knits and crochets items for cancer patients, newborn babies, families in need, homeless shelters. Postal ministry helpers assist with church mail-outs.
What drew you to this ministry?
I was recruited to the Pantry ministry by a close friend in the ministry before me. As for Prayer Shawl ministry, I have always enjoyed knitting and crocheting.
How long have you been with Saints Peter and Paul?
I have belonged to the parish of Saints Peter and Paul for 17 years.
What special talents did you have that might enhance your skill in this ministry?
I don't know if I have any special talents, but I do enjoy being part of these ministries. (From the editor--I have known Shirley for nearly 4 years and can attest that she has a fabulous eye for colors and beautiful work in the knitting ministry. She is very talented, and incredibly patient with the children who join, desiring to learn more about this giving ministry.)
What do you gain from this ministry?
I have been given the opportunity to use some of my retirement time to be part of something useful.
What would you say to a parishioner if they wanted to volunteer, that might not consider this ministry except for your recommendation?
We all the have the ability to help others in some way. You will feel good about yourself in the end!
What other ministries have you been involved with and why?
These are my primary ministries.
Why do you volunteer?
I enjoy being an active member our church.
Other comments that you would like us to know.
I do think it is important to keep active and involved.