The Good Samaritan Ministry, is dedicated to meeting the spiritual needs of Parishioners and those in need of temporary assistance because they are elderly, sick, shut-in or temporarily in crisis.
The Good Samaritan Ministry seeks opportunities to support the needs of the church community as well as the community at large through sponsoring special projects such as school supply and clothing drives, and participating in annual community organized projects like the Christmas in April Program, DC Diaper Drive and the Angel Project.
When you are in need of short-term spiritual assistance due to illness or a temporary crisis, members of the Good Samaritans Ministry may be able to help. The Good Samaritans in some cases can assist you with meals, provide transportation to a medical appointment, visit the sick, elderly and homebound and provide spiritual encouragement and prayer.
Please contact Yvette White, Stewardship coordinator @301-802-9971 for assistance. E-Mail-[email protected]
Membership in the Good Samaritans Ministry is open to all registered members of the Saint Joseph Catholic Church who have reached age sixteen. Membership in the ministry and withdrawal from the ministry is on a voluntary basis. An annual membership dues is required of all members. Meetings are at 7:00 pm on the first non-holiday Monday in September, November, January, March and May.
Duties: Outreach ministry; provides help to parishioners in need, (e.g., friendship calls, driving to doctors’ appointments, home visiting, phoning, shopping assistance, light household duties and spiritual encouragement through prayer).
Time: Member decides amount of time (hourly, weekly, monthly); requires driver’s license and own car.
Special Skills: A commitment to serve, desire to help others; training as needed.
Contact #1: Carolyn Brooks, [email protected] 301-379-5944
Contact #2: Evangeline Dyer, [email protected] 301-390-9392