Outreach Ministries

Outreach Ministries

At St. Timothy’s we offer a number of  Outreach and Christian Service ministries to help provide practical assistance and spiritual support to those in need.  We also offer support for our elderly and homebound parishioners, as well as groups for Seniors, Singles, and Young Adults.  We welcome your  involvement,  support, and participation in these ministries.  For more information, please contact Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 or email shotchkiss@st-timsrc.org.

 

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul serves the emergency and temporary needs of families in our parish and community with financial aid, problem management, and food distribution through our food pantry.  We also sponsor special projects such as Thanksgiving Baskets, and Adopt-A-Family and the Giving Tree for Christmas. For more information or to volunteer, please contact the office of the St. Vincent de Paul Society at 249-4092.

 

Respect Life and Peace and Justice

Our mission is to inspire awareness, through prayer, study, and action, of the sacredness of human life and the principles of peace and social justice set forth in the Gospels and in the moral teaching of the Catholic church.  We are starting the group this fall and we invite your participation on our planning team and in our activities.  For more information, kindly contact Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 or email shotchkiss@st-timsrc.org or by calling Patti Mires 933-0474.

 

Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick and Homebound

These Eucharistic Ministers take Communion, Sunday bulletins, and the encouragement of community to our elderly, sick, and homebound.  To learn more, please contact Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 or email shotchkiss@st-timsrc.org.

 

Friendly Visitors

The Friendly Visitor program provides our senior and homebound parishioners with visitors who offer listening ears, understanding hearts and the presence and friendship of parish community.  Friendly Visitors offer an hour or two a week to visit in teams of two.  We provide ongoing training and support.  If you know someone who needs a Friendly Visitor or if you would like more information about this ministry, please contact Sally Hotchkiss at 949-249-4096 or email shotchkiss@st-timsrc.org.

 

Grief and Loss Support Groups

Where do I go where people will understand my grief and companion me in my sadness and mourning?  We offer one to two eight-week Grief and Loss Groups a year as well as an ongoing support group. We also offer individual bereavement support with a trained facilitator.  These are places to come for understanding, support, and compassion.  For inquiries and dates of groups, please contact Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 or Terri Loquercio at 309-6055.

 

Divorce Recovery

Where do I go now?  What is the next step?  What do I do with children, finances, dating, and living single in a couple’s world? Our Divorce Recovery group offers the opportunity for support, wisdom, and emotional and spiritual growth.  We will have a six-week group once a year that is led by a Marriage and Family therapist who is specialized in divorce recovery. For information, please contact Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096.

 

Young at Heart Group

“Young at Heart” offers the opportunity to gather during the week for friendship and fellowship.  Our monthly events include Coffee and Donuts each Wednesday at  9:00 am in the hall and other groups and special events throughout the year.  For questions or to receive our monthly calendar, please call Sally Hotchkiss at 249-4096 or email shotchkiss@st-timsrc.org.

 

50+ Singles Group

We are a group centered on friendship, fellowship, and faith.  We have several activities a month, including a Sunday matinee, a Sunday brunch and a Friday Potluck. Other special events are offered throughout the year.  If you would like to receive our monthly calendar or have any questions, please call Sally Hotchkissat 249-4096 or email shotchkiss@st-timsrc.org.

 

Hat and Scarf Group

Do you  knit or crochet?  The Hat and Scarf group makes hats and scarves for those in need – the homeless (through Catholic Worker and those in Capistrano Beach), pregnant teens at Mary’s Shelter, our servicemen and women, and other groups who help supply hats and scarves to those in need during cold weather.  We also make prayer shawls for our sick and homebound.  You do not have to be an expert knitter to join the group.  We have very simple patterns available.  We can also teach you how to knit.  We meet on Friday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 am in the fireside room.  We welcome you to join us.  For information, please call Marie Sanders at 362-6585.

 

Health Resources

Are you, a friend, or a family member uninsured or underinsured?  Do you need to know what health resources are available? Every second Monday of the month Nurse Navigator from Mission Hospital,  Maria Ayala, is available from 9:00 am to 11:00 am in the church hall to meet with people regarding health questions or concerns, nutritional counseling, coping with life changes, blood pressure counseling, and resources available for you and your family.  For more information or to sign up for an appointment, please call Sally at 949-249-4096, or email shotchkiss@st-timsrc.org.