Pastoral Care

Shared Ministry (Volunteer Opportunities)


The role of the BeFriender is to be a companion on the journey through their listening, presence and compassion. BeFriender ministers respond to the emotional and spiritual needs of individuals by bringing a caring presence and a living reminder of God's love. BeFrienders have monthly supervision and ongoing training. If you know of someone who would like a visit please call the parish office.

Eucharistic Ministry to the Homebound and Sick

  • Homebound: The Eucharist is brought to Parishioners who are hospitalized or homebound. Volunteer Parishioners carry out this ministry. Parishioners are asked to call the parish office if someone is sick or homebound.
  • North Memorial Hospital: Each Tuesday volunteers take the Eucharist to those who are patients at North Memorial Hospital. 
  • Robbinsdale Rehab and Care Center: St. Margaret Mary volunteers provide a Communion Service every Saturday at Robbinsdale Rehab and Care Center at 10:30 a.m. Mass is celebrated once of month.. Volunteers are always needed to transport residents from their rooms to the Communion Service.
  • Country Villa:   A Word and Communion Service is held at Country Villa once a month.

Prayer Chain: Jennie Schlumpberger (763-546-5088) is the Prayer Chain Coordinator. Requests for prayers can be made directly to Jennie. She will call captains of the groups to relay the requests for prayers.

Funeral Luncheon Ministry: People in this ministry provide a welcoming, compassionate presence to those who have lost a loved one. They set tables, serve food and beverages, and provide clean up following the luncheon. CCW graciously provides this service.

Grief and Loss Support: It’s possible to walk the path of grief alone, However, the companionship of others who are also wounded by loss is tremendously consoling and powerfully healing. There will be a grief group meeting on October 29, November 5, 12, 19 at 1:00 p.m. Call the parish office to register. North Memorial Hospital also provides grief support. Times for those sessions are published in the bulletin.

Prayer Shawl Ministry: Members of St. Margaret Mary gather monthly to knit or crochet prayer shawls for those who are sick, grieving or experiencing a tragedy in life. Prayer for these people is part of the ministry.

Shared Ministry Opportunities

Please contact me with more information about the following ministry: