Compassionate Services Ministry

Arimatheans

Mary Kazor
239-561-2245 | info@johnxxiii.net
Our Arimatheans kindle the Parish spirit of community by their presence at funerals, and respect toward the family of the deceased in this final tribute.

Bereavement & Beyond

Kate Lewis, R.N.
239-561-2245 | info@johnxxiii.net
We meet weekly to provide a safe and supportive place for you to journey with others who are also experiencing loss. We reach out to each other with love and understanding. As we work to cope with this life-changing event in the light of our faith, we begin the process of finding new meaning and purpose in our lives. We meet Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the parish.

Funeral (Planning) Ministry

Mary Zizzo, R.N.
239-565-0620 | info@johnxxiii.net
The Funeral Planning Ministry assists and guides the bereaved family with appropriate selections of scripture and hymns to honor their loved one and to assist parishioners who wish to pre-plan their funerals.

Prayer Shawl & Rosary Group Ministries

Judy Siegel
239-437-4978 | info@johnxxiii.net
Our shawls are lovingly handmade by members of our Parish. We meet the first Monday of each month from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Villas. The shawls, lap covers and rosaries are a gentle reminder to our sick that they are remembered daily in prayer. The rosaries are offered to all Catholic patients at the hospital. On happier occasions, shawls are presented to mothers of newborns, and rosaries are presented to children receiving their First Holy Communion and to other faithful in our community.