Spiritual Wellness


Bereavement Support Group

The Bereavement Ministry Team consists of trained facilitators who are available to offer support to bereaved members of our parish.  We are affiliated with an ecumenical support group that meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Christ The King Church, Toledo.  Our team has also started a Bereavement Outreach Program in which we provide emotional support and resource materials to help family members of deceased parishioners. 

Ed Ruszkiewicz  (419) 882-1688            Laurie Neary  (419) 885-5791

Comfort Blanket

The Comfort Blanket Ministry involves making blankets (43"x 43") by sewing twenty-five 9" decorated squares of fabric. Some of the squares have messages of hope and encouragement. The blankets are given to people who are having a difficult time in their lives due to illness, death, divorce, job loss, etc. The group meets once a month on the third Wednesday at 6:30 pm. Watch the bulletin for meeting times. Please come and be a part of this wonderful caring ministry.

Denise Stump -  (419) 865-7780

Laurie Neary - (419) 885-5791 


Deb’s Ministry of Prayer and Hope

Deb’s Ministry of Prayer and Hope is an adult prayer group for anyone diagnosed with any health concern or ANYONE in need of PRAYER.  It is for those receiving treatment, in remission, for their families and friends and even the caregivers.  We offer a one hour gathering on the first Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Daily Mass Chapel.  We offer PRAYER, share scripture, meditations, HOPE, friendship and personal sharing to anyone in need in a confidential manner and handicap accessible area.     

Sue Cutshall (419) 882-4183               Laurie Neary (419) 885-5791
scutshall@bex.net                              lneary@stjoesylvania.org


Ministry to the Sick and Infirm

A Priest from St. Joseph will be happy to visit any of our parishioners, who are patients in area hospitals or nursing homes. However, hospitals do not routinely notify the parish of parishioners admitted. Please notify the parish office if you or a family member is hospitalized. If you are anticipating a surgery, the Sacrament of the Sick can be received before you enter the hospital; please call one of the priests to schedule that sacramental experience. Our Eucharistic Ministers visit Catholic patients at Flower Hospital and the extended care and nursing care facilities in the area bringing Holy Communion several times weekly. They minister Communion to shutins by individual arrangement. A listing of our parishioners who are ill and in need of our prayers will be printed in the bulletin. To request someone's name to be listed, please fill out the card located by the suggestion box in the back of church. The completed card may be put in the suggestion box or dropped off at the Parish Center. 

Parish Center  (419) 885-5791


The Retrouvaille (retro'-vie) Program has developed within the Catholic Church as an attempt to provide help for married couples with troubled marriages. The program is designed to help couples improve communication, re-establish trust and rebuild a stable relationship. The program is offered to both Catholics and non-Catholics. Three married couples and a priest present a weekend. Follow-up sessions are included in the program. Videos or brochures are available. Visit the website at www.HelpOurMarriage.com

For information 1 (800) 470-2230



Services Provided:


  • Anointing of The Sick Mass (Fall)

  • All Souls Day Liturgy

  • Memorial For The Unborn

  • Respect Life Day of Reflection