HEALING MINISTRIES IN THE CHURCH


LIVING WATERS

“Where can I go to share my pain and struggle? Will anyone listen to me? How can I find hope in my struggle? I’m alone and afraid to tell anyone what’s really in my heart.” Such thoughts and questions plague many Christians. The discipleship and prayer ministry of Living Waters addresses the roots of sexual and relational issues that ensnare Christians into unhealthy living.

Why would someone go to Living Waters?
Visit the Living Waters website to learn more about the struggles that participants are able to bring to Living Waters sessions.

Living Waters provides a thoughtful and safe place to look at the ways we’ve become ensnared. Through weekly times of worship, teaching and small group prayer, our program leaders walk with participants in their struggle so they can live in freedom and truth. We pray for God’s healing to restore broken areas of life so that people can “love well” as God intended.

Living Waters is a 20 week closed group for men and women seeking healing in their lives. It is an intensive and unique small group. The leaders have been trained and a confidentiality policy is in place to help ensure trust and safety. Ultimately, we learn how to press into Jesus more deeply, allowing Him to meet our needs and transform us for His Kingdom purposes. With groups all over the world, and with over thirty years of ministering God’s healing love, the Living Waters program is a proven path of healing.

Living Waters begins at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in late September. For more information, contact Donna Nebistinsky, 717-697-6929.


SEASONS OF HOPE

Blessed are those who mourn, they shall be comforted. Whether you have lost a spouse, child, sister, brother, mother, father, friend, or some other important person in your life … whether it was last month, months ago, or years have passed … if you are still mourning in ways that hinder you from having joy in your life, or seeing friends–this ministry is for you and your family. The ministry is based on the Ave Maria Press materials of author M. Donna MacLeod, RN, MSN, nationally recognized for her work in bereavement ministry. Seasons of Hope offers the bereaved an opportunity to come together to share in God’s love. With the support of our faith community, we can give voice to our unique journeys of grief, and find healing and spiritual growth. Seasons of Hope helps us explore mourning through Scripture, prayer, reflection, and faith sharing. It is centered on Jesus Christ and grounded in the healing wisdom, traditions, and practices of the  Catholic Church. Jesus Christ, working through His Church, is the source of all consolation. Schedule: Thursdays at 6:30 pm in the Bayley Conference Room.  Contacts: Ernie Nettleton, 717-766-8806, or Donna Nebistinsky, 717-697-6929.


DIVINE MERCY

“The message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us—all of us. And, He wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, all will come to share His joy.”

Join us in prayer every third Sunday at 3 pm in our Divine Mercy Chapel.

In a very special healing ministry, parishioners dedicated to The Divine Mercy devotion pray the chaplet at the bedside of those whose earthly lives are ending. Contact: Don Tatkovski, 432-2847.


FREEDOM FROM OVEREATING

Are you frustrated with your weight? Are you tired of yo-yo diets or the latest fads like low-carb, no carb, low-fat, high fat?  Maybe you feel like you can never win the battle of the bulge;  maybe you’ve tried every program under the sun; maybe you feel like overeating and weight gain is a permanent burden;  maybe you’ve even tried binging, starving, or purging;  or maybe your weight has simply crept up slowly over the years … Whatever your issues with weight or food, LOVE is the answer.  That’s right. Love.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish hosts periodic sessions of a program called Freedom from Overeating.  Every other week, we gather together and learn to let the Love of Jesus guide us to make peace with food, and with our bodies.  This is not a diet, and it’s not about eating bird food.  In fact, there are really no food restrictions at all!  Only freedom with Christ.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Smith, 732-877-6905; Peggy Gaizauskas, 717-766-4078; or Donna Nebistinsky, 717-697-6929.   All are welcome!


PARISH SHAWL MINISTRY

The prayer shawl ministry exists to provide peace, comfort and a concrete expression of God’s love through the crafting and praying over shawls as they are being created.The prayer shawl ministry exists to provide peace, comfort and a concrete expression of God’s love through the crafting and praying over shawls as they are being created. For more information or to request a shawl, call Jan, 717-737-3207.

The mission of this ministry is to knit or crochet shawls and blankets, anoint them with meditation and prayer, and then provide these to persons in need of prayer, comfort, blessings and support.

Goals include: to continue serving our faith community and the community at large by bringing Christ to others through the distribution of handmade shawls; to provide blankets to all newly baptized babies and children in the parish; and to make pocket shawls for the college & military outreach boxes.


CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP

Each month, on the second Monday at 1:30 pm, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish offers a helpful ministry, open to all, for those who are providing or managing care for parents, spouses, children, and friends. This session is a much-needed break and practical resource. Come tap the expertise of those who have years of experience in loving care giving. Or come just to relax with this upbeat and truly helpful group. Open to the larger community—bring a friend who could use this kind of support! Contacts: Ernie Nettleton, 717-766-8806, or Donna Nebistinsky, 717-697-6929.

PRAYER CHAIN
The mission of our Prayer Chain is to pray to God as a group—from our own locations—for those in physical, emotional or mental need.  To request prayer or to join the group, contact Donna Chavey,  717-329-6405.