Bereavement Ministry

For more information, call Fiona Ruminski at 740-275-8754.

Our ministry consists of a group of volunteers who prepare funeral luncheons for parishioners who have lost a loved one. The option of a funeral lunch depends however on the availability of the parish hall. On occasion the hall may already be in use. Please contact the parish office to check on availability.

Funeral Lunch Menu:
  • Baked Chicken
  • Pasta with Tomato Sauce
  • Chicken and ham sandwiches (or tuna and egg on Fridays)
  • Green Beans
  • Tossed Salad
  • Fresh fruit salad (in season)
  • Hot Coffee/Tea, Cold Beverage
  • Assorted Desserts
A monetary donation to fund the cost of the luncheon food would be greatly appreciated. We will gladly heat and serve any food brought in by friends or family.
Mrs. Fiona Ruminski: 740-275-8754

Ministry to Shut-ins

240651_1918661360560_3968276_oThe hospitalized, home bound, and those in nursing homes are unable to gather with us at church to participate in the Holy Mass and receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist with the rest of our parish family.

To help meet some of their spiritual and social needs, Deacon Meadke is organizing a visitation program for shut-ins (as requested by our pastor) who will be visited by Extraordinary Minsters of Holy Communion. They will bring our Eucharistic Lord to these parishioners.

If you know of a parishioner who could benefit from this program, or if you would like to volunteer to minister to the shut-ins through either visiting and/or bringing Holy Communion to them, please call Deacon Maedke at 740-381-2115.



Miles Christi Group

Miles Christi Group is a Catholic spiritual formation group for men which meets weekly for one hour. Meetings are being held every Monday night at 7:00 p.m. at Jeff King’s house, 431 Franklin Avenue (on the northeast corner of Fifth St. and Franklin). Contact Jeff King, 443-854-4863, for more information.

Spiritual Cup of Coffee

All are welcome every Saturday at 9 am to discuss the Catholic Faith using DVDs and other media. The group meets in the school building. Call Jeff or Mary King for more info. at 740-424-5112.

St. Francis Society

St. Francis Society meets 3rd Thursday of the month for lunch. (currently at Naples)

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Welsch: 740-282-8624

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Encourage Group

EnCourage, an affiliate of Courage/EnCourage International Ministry ( is a Catholic support group for family members, spouses and friends of men and women with same-sex attractions (SSA).  Standing by the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, EnCourage members meet in total confidence and trust in God to strive for inner peace.  They share their concerns and support one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer, fellowship and sacrifice. A newly-formed EnCourage group is now in the Diocese of Steubenville. Anyone interested please contact  All inquiries are treated confidentially.

Una Voce

Una Voce meets the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the old school building next to St. Peter’s church.  This organization is fully obedient to the Magisterium, and promotes the Latin Mass, and the use of Latin and chant in the liturgy.  All are welcome to join us.

Dr. Michael Sirilla: 740-282-4813,