Pastoral Care

 

Caring Card

Ministry members write personal notes to parishioners expressing sympathy and prayers on the loss of a loved one, or prayers from our parish family for healing, wisdom, and understanding.

Maureen Morel, 972-234-3043, morelsam@gmail.com

 

Knitting and Prayer Shawl

Adults and youth of all ages knit hearts and souls into the truth of God’s love! Members knit prayer shawls, sweaters for the Ukraine, newborn caps and personal projects. Knitting provides an antidote to the chaos of modern day life. Its very nature helps us slow down and pay attention; its spirit invites contemplation. Don’t know how to knit? Come learn! Circles meet on Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. and first Wednesday 7:00 -8:30 p.m.

Kathy McDermott, 972-778-0328, kmcdermott@allsaintsdallas.org

 

The Mary Widows for Christ

Women who have lost their spouses find the support of other widows through this ministry. This group meets the second Sunday of the month after 9:15 a.m. Mass for prayer, breakfast, and fellowship.

Mary Marchand, 972-778-0308, mmarchand@allsaintsdallas.org

 

Funeral Reception Committee

This committee organizes receptions for families who have funerals/memorials at All Saints. Members assist with preparing food items and serving at the receptions. This ministry is provided by the All Saints Women’s Organization.

Terri Gorman,  214-577-1319, tkgorman@msn.com

 

English as a Second Language

All Saints offers ESL for adults following the RISD calendar. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6:30 0 8: 30 p.m. Registration is required. The program is supported by Richardson Adult Literacy Center and volunteers from our parish.

Cheryl Ann Wong, 214-674-2042, cwong1512@gmail.com

 

Ministry for Persons with Special Needs, Disabilities and Caregivers

The group is made up of those with disabilities, caregivers, and volunteers. Members work to ensure that parishioners with disabilities and their caregivers are able to participate in all aspects of parish life, according to their individual abilities and wishes. Organized by committees that help with accommodations, awareness, and support, the ministry also has social activities, participates in service projects such as Fall Festival and in activities on the Diocesan level, such as retreats, special Masses, and medical equipment loans.

Barbara Anne Rusk, 972-814-8227, barusk1@att.net

 

A Better Way

This is a community for adults 18 and older seeking mental health support (includes those with mental challenges such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, etc.). They meet 2nd Saturdayof each month from noon to 2:00 p.m. to discuss healthy topics for a better mind.

Evelyn Thompson, 214-868-5306, jeanne323@sbcglobal.net.

 

Outreach

All Saints Community Outreach works with social justice/service agencies beyond the borders of the parish to provide assistance for those in family services centers, homeless shelters, schools, and more. This ministry runs “Help Your Neighbor Sunday”, reverse collections, Back-to-School supplies collection, “Caring Tree”, blood drives, our food pantry, and provides and serves dinner at the Austin Street Shelter once a month. Parishioners are invited to share their many gifts to help continue this work.

Liz Bush, 972-404-8701, bush37@icloud.com

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Members provide emergency assistance to needy parishioners and others within the parish boundaries. Funding is provided primarily by contributions from All Saints parishioners through the St. Vincent de Paul envelopes in the monthly packets and other special collections. Weekly meetings are held on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. to review each case. Safe Environment-cleared volunteers are welcome and needed.

Vera Richard, 972-480-5362, vera.svdp@gmail.com

 

Vision Food Share

This network of churches uses donations of food and funds to provide packages of fresh food to the needy. Volunteers distribute food on the fourth Saturday of each month, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. in the Kamel Life Center Fellowship Hall.

Marie Abel, 972-233-1856, marsahm@aol.com

 

Marriage Encounter

Marriage Encounter is a weekend opportunity for couples to work to improve their marriage relationship. It’s an opportunity to turn a good marriage into a great marriage. Couples spend a weekend together to improve communication and rekindle the spark in their relationship. Optional follow-up help maintains positive and exciting growth in their marriage. Approximately six weekends per year are offered in the Dallas area.

Chip & Gail Entringer, 972-758-9600, gailent@verizon.net

 

Sponsors for Engaged Couples

Sponsor couples assist engaged couples in preparing for their upcoming marriage. Sponsor Couples are trained by the Dallas Diocese to review the FOCCUS survey and follow a designated program. They usually meet four times prior to the marriage date, in the home of the sponsor couple, with sessions lasting about two hours. The sponsor couple must be married five years or more and one sponsor must be a practicing Catholic.

Kathy & Mike Havel, 972-345–1956, haveldfw@sbcglobal.net

 

Legion of Mary

Members strengthen their spiritual life through devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. They engage in service by works of mercy. Meetings are Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the Kamel Life Center.

Lydia Longoria, 210-439-7555, longoria.lydia@gmail.com

 

Our Lady of Schoenstatt

Schoenstatt was founded as a work and instrument of God through Mary. Its spiritual community offers a place and support to any Catholic searching for spiritual growth and apostolic activity. People of all walks and stages of life, all ages and cultures, are invited to join in this Marian devotion.

Patricia Bowlin, 972-571-9584, pattibowlin@yahoo.com

 

Respect for Life

This ministry promotes prayer, education, supportive services, action, and public witness for the sacredness of human life, especially for unborn children. Many volunteers are needed for a variety of programs and activities.

Jack Falloure, 214-674-1309, prolifeisright@gmail.com

 

Rosary Makers

Members work individually to make rosaries that are sent to missions in Dallas and around the world. Over 1,000 rosaries are made each month. Rosary-making supplies are furnished and beginners are given instructions in how to make a rosary.

Karen Gorman, 972-746-1878, karengorman@outlook.com