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Cancer Care Ministry

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Cancer Care Ministry

God's Shepherds of Love and Hope
Cancer Care Ministry

The Cancer Care Ministry brings God's love to parishioners impacted by cancer. Trained ministers walk alongside our fellow parishioners throughout the cancer journey. The parishioner may be the patient, a caregiver or a family member.

The ministry offers:

  • Individual support through conversation, prayer, reading scripture or listening to favorite music (phone calls, text, email, home visits or meeting for Mass or a meal/coffee)
  • Practical support - ministers arrange support for daily activities such as housecleaning, yard work, small home repairs, rides to treatment, picking up medications
  • Caregiver fellowship - in person meeting offering an opportunity for caregivers to get to know other caregivers in an informal setting, to share experiences and offer spiritual support
  • Rosary Prayer Service - quarterly prayer service with prayer focused on those touched by cancer

The Cancer Care Ministers are parishioners of Our Lady Star of the Sea church. All have experienced their own cancer journey, as a patient, a caregiver, or, in some cases, both. We are open to discussions with our fellow parishioners at any time about the mission of our ministry and how we may support you and your family. 

God's Shepherds of Love & Hope, OLSS Cancer Care Ministers are: Linda Adams, Connie Anderson, Teri Avara, Frank Burke, Nicole Cocchiola, Meg Gardner, Pam Mazzocchi, Cheryl Nyikos, Trish Pappano, Joyce Recchia, Maria Stenborg, Darlene Wojiski, and Diane Yatkauskas. 

All information regarding a specific individual's cancer diagnosis is kept confidential.

Contact: Meg Gardner


Phone:    908 507 2645

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