BeFriender Ministry

Saint Michael Parish of Maple Grove has individuals who have been trained to offer a tender and compassionate presence to those undergoing difficult times.  It may be illness, bereavement, or any trying situation.  Also, any BeFriender Ministry member can take Holy Communion to the sick and homebound.  All visits are confidential.  If you know of someone who could benefit, click here to contact one of the leaders.

Henri Nouwen gives a beautiful example of who we strive to become:  The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is the friend who cares.  


Saint Michael Parish BeFriender Ministry welcomes its four new members:  Rich White, Barb Birchmeier, Dave and Alice Pappenheimer.  They recently completed thirty hours of training.  Our Parish is fortunate to have them!

New Befrienders