Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

The Pastoral Care Commission exists for helping those in need.


A new ministry at St. John's called OUTWARD MINISTRY: Beyond the Church Doors is beginning, and you are invited to be a part of this new endeavor!
The vision is to go beyond the doors and boundaries of the physical Catholic church to share hope through prayer and relationship. We will do this by sending small groups or families to people’s homes to connect with them through prayer.  This will be done safely by gathering on driveways to pray, praying through windows, or at other safe distances. Imagine fellow parishioners arriving at your driveway to pray with and for you!
Volunteers are needed to help grow this ministry in a number of ways: making outreach phone calls, praying outside care facilities, and joining in prayer outside parishioners' homes. If you are interested in being a part of this new ministry, please click this link to find out more information. 
If you have questions, contact Kris at   or call the church office at 952-890-9465 and leave a message on ext. 134.
Ministries that fall within the Pastoral Commission are:
55+ Group Fostering fellowship with coffee socials, gathering after morning Mass, and offering monthly activities. Beth Prendi

Alcoholics Anonymous A support group for addiction. Marlo Anderson
BeFrienders Using your gifts to minister to others. Training is offered. Beth Prendi

Depression Coalition Support A support group for Depression. Beth Prendi

Divine Mercy Cenacle A study of the Divine Mercy Kathy Loehr & Sandy Berg

Kathy Loehr 952-237-2473 or Sandy Berg 612-670-1773

Funeral Luncheon Ministry A group of volunteers who provide the meal for after funeral services. Kris Marko

Growing Through Loss Support Coalition A support group for those who have experienced loss. Beth Prendi

Healing Hearts: Support Group for Infertility, Pregnancy & Infant Loss A group for those who have experienced the loss of a child or struggle to conceive. Wendy Turner

Knights of Columbus Savage-Prior Lake chapter of the Catholic fraternal benefit society.

KC Ladies Auxiliary For women wishing to support the Knights of Columbus.

Loaves and Fishes A group out of St. Mark's in Shakopee who meet the 4th Monday of the month to feed the hungry. Beth Prendi

Loss of Spouse A group supporting one another through fellowship and activities after the loss of a loved one. Dianne Keller & Kathy Loehr


Outward Ministry Meeting people where they are at, literally, to pray. Kris Marko

Pillowcase Dress Ministry A group that meets weekly to sew dresses from pillowcases that are donated to those in need. Diane Gwost
Prayer Shawls A group that meets monthly to knit or crochet prayers blankets and shawls for the sick. Diane Gwost
Respect Life Committee A group dedicated to promoting and supporting life through all stages. Mary Wee & Liz Wilson

Seasons of Hope A 6-week Christ-centered bereavement program Beth Prendi

Senior Care Ministry Beth Prendi

Sick and Homebound Ministry A group whose mission is outreach for those who cannot physically get to church. Beth Prendi

Treehouse Support Outreach
Treehouse is a mission to end homelessness in teens.
Deacon Jerry Little
Uniquely Gifted A group for parents and caregivers of children with special needs. This group meets twice a month. Sherry Schaffer
We Care Sunday Food collection done the second weekend of each month that is donated locally. Vern Hei


Apple/Giving Tree

Twice a year supplies are collected (school supplies and Christmas gifts) for those in need. Mary Erickson

Please note: if an email contact is NOT listed, please reach out to the Pastoral Care staff liaison at