Pastoral Care

Become a Stephen Minister


Stephen Ministry is a big commitment. We know this. We know you are choosing to step up your game and get engaged with your spiritual life at a whole new level. We’re excited—we hope you are too.

You know the old saying that you get more than you give when you volunteer-it’s true. We can’t promise everything, but we can promise this—you will get more out of Stephen Ministry than you give. The training will stretch you. You will hone skills and develop new ways of being with people that will change your life. For good, I might add!

How do I apply to be a Stephen Minister?

Contact Beryl Schewe at or 952-929-3317 (x9035) to request an application. Once your completed application has been submitted to the Parish Office, we will then schedule an interview with you and our Stephen Leader Team.

Stephen Minister Training
Thursdays, November 7, 2019 - March 5, 2020, 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Dining Room

Stephen Minister Retreat Weekend
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Saint John’s Abbey, Collegeville.

Pen Pals


Have time to correspond with one of our 5th graders? Our Pen Pal program connects a senior with a 5th grader. It’s a small way to support our OLG students and get connected with the next generation of disciples! Let us know if you’d like to be paired with a 5th grader by calling the Parish Office and leaving your name. We will try to make it happen!

Dementia Friends Information Session


Tuesday, July 9, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Dining Room
Approximately 91,000 Minnesotans age 65+ are living with Alzheimer's. ‘Dementia Friends’ Information Sessions give people an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do that make a difference. Dementia Friends is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way we think, talk and act about the disease. Beryl Schewe, Director of Pastoral Care and an ALZ Dementia Champion, will lead our discussion. Free and open to the public. A light lunch will be served! Bring a friend! Please contact Beryl Schewe at or in the Parish Office (x9035) to register.