Chemo Angels is a volunteer organization dedicated to adding a ray of sunshine to the lives of those undergoing Chemo treatment. There is no direct patient contact.
Chair: Vanessa Bock
Provides support to the immediate family members of our parish who have lost a family member through death. A comfort cross is gifted the day of the funeral and support continues with cards and phone calls.
Chair: Mary Larson
Council of Catholic Women (CCW)
The St. Mary Magdalene CCW coordinates our Parish Bake Sales and the Craft Show each year. This group operates in many Diocese across the state and county. It supports the parish physically, socially, financially and spiritually through various functions and activities. The group is formed by every woman of the parish as part of the National Organization of Catholic Women.
Learn more about the National CCW group at The National Council of Catholic Women, nccw.org and the about their many ministries and outreach activities. There are many opportunities for volunteers. Join today!
Chair: Audrey Wentzlaff
Elizabeth Ministers share their presence, stories and experience in the hope that these will encourage a woman and her family. Brief visits, phone calls, e-mails, and cards provide support with a minimal amount of time. It is an international movement focused on the dignity of human life and strengthening relationships in order to build up the family and create vibrant communities. We honor life, support others during family loss and celebrations, and organize activities to enhance spirituality while connecting with families of God.
Chair: Renee Harms
Ministry to the Engaged
Parish couples meet with newly engaged couples in preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage. A program called Facilitation Open Couples Communication (FOCCUS), Understanding and Study guide is incorporated. Training is needed and provided.
The group encourages praying the rosary, devotions, and the Divine Mercy chaplet.
Knits and/or crochets Prayer Shawls for individuals who suffer because of illness, age, physical or emotional disability. Work either individually or with a group fashioning shawls in an atmosphere of prayer and reverence. Yarn and patterns are provided.
Chair: Caroline Murphy
Nursing Homes – Shares Eucharist with nursing home residents in Waupaca and/or Iola after the 8 a.m. Sunday Mass. Minimum age is 18.
Homebound – Shares Eucharist and visits with homebound individuals in their homes as requested. Minimum age is 18.
Nursing Homes – Visits nursing home parishioners in Waupaca and Iola.
Homebound – Visits homebound parishioners; may offer assistance with shopping or other errands when necessary; maintains phone contact with homebound individuals. Does not share Eucharist.