We Care Group

We Care is a parish group that visits the sick and homebound of the parish and bring Holy Communion.
Active for over 30 years, four devoted gals meet on Mondays for a prayer service then communion to the sick and suffering. In 1981, there was a little group that bonded during the Monday noon Mass. Part of that group was Lil and Joe Molnar.
Sadly, Lil suffered from cancer. Rita Weekly and Sister Susanne would visit Lil and after one visit decided they could visit others who were ill or homebound. And so our wonderful We Care volunteers came together to live the Gospel by reaching out to others and bring Nativity to them. Since then, a small group meets at Nativity on Mondays at noon. Sr. Susanne would assign the members, preferably in two’s to visit and take the Eucharist. We consider our short visits very important contact with the sick and the homebound and it is a very great privilege to take the Eucharist to them. We receive a warm response from those we visit. We are a rather “laid back” group who enjoy each other’s company. In 1999, Sr. Susanne celebrated her 50 years as a sister in the Humility of Mary Community and decided to take a sabbatical and asked Rita to take over the ministry for one year.
Today, they co-lead We Care and are delighted to welcome men as members. Some of the longtime dedicated members were Pat Yogan, Lennie Raumberger (now deceased), Romain Pritt, Terry Zink, Joan Garro, and Betty Spellman. Others spent a brief time with us, Bev Kirkpatrick, Gloria McDaniel, and Amy Lawless. We appreciate their time and effort. In today’s wonderful group are Rita and Stan McDonald, Ed Eitner, Joanne & Jerry Glinsky, Linda Twigg, Sue Samuels, and Sr. Susanne. Thanks to Rita and Franciska Kiraly who send cards to our homebound and sick. We have visited hundreds through the years. Our quiet, dedicated members invite you to contact us if you know of anyone who would appreciate a visit on Monday afternoons. Call the office at Nativity 699-5086, Rita 733-4437, or Sr. Susanne 699-2357. God has truly blessed this ministry throughout the years and prayers are always included before we visit and with those, we visit. We are grateful to Fr. Dave and the office staff who guide us to our Nativity friends who request a visit.