Pastoral Care Ministries

Lighthouse Prayer Ministry is a place for people to receive prayer. “Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God” (Phil 4:6). Trained prayer ministers will provide a safe place for 1:1 prayer.  Click HERE to learn more!

Funeral Ministry guides you through the funeral process and helps you make the proper arrangements. Please call for Norm Bross at

Funeral Receptions are offered by the parish after funerals held at Holy Family.  Arrangements are made as part of the overall funeral planning process.  Volunteers are needed for staffing the reception as well as for providing food items.  Time commitment varies based on size and type of reception. For more information, contact Mary Joan Nash,, or Janet Thonssen at

Communion to Hospitals, Nursing Homes and the Homebound is provided by our Eucharistic Ministers and our Pastoral Care Ministers.  The time commitment each week is 1-2 hours depending on assignment(s). For more information, contact Betsy Staal,

Criminal Justice Ministry provides quality pastoral care and a healing presence to incarcerated men at the Washington State Reformatory in Monroe and to youth at Echo Glen or King County Juvenile Detention. For more information, contact Betsy Staal, 

Grief Ministry reaches out to parish families who have experienced the death of a loved one.  Ongoing grief ministry includes home visits when welcomed, support materials when requested and an eight-week Bereavement Support Group offered in the spring.  For more information, contact Betsy Staal,

Legion of Mary brings weekly Communion to home bound parishioners and meets weekly for formation and prayer.  For more information, contact Betsy Staal,

Natural Family Planning two nurses in our parish are certified to teach the Creighton Method and Marquette Method of NFP. For more information, please contact Betsy Staal,

Prayer Line is a group of people committed to combining their prayer energies on behalf of those in need.  They answer God’s call to service by volunteering time in prayer for others.  The prayer requests are held in confidence.  Those requesting prayer, telephone or e-mail the Prayer Line Coordinator.  The coordinator then passes the prayer request on to the members.  For more information, contact Robert Kay, or Betsy Staal,           

Tribunal Advocacy for Decree of Nullity is offered to those adults who have experienced an unsuccessful marriage and are seeking to petition the Tribunal of the Archdiocese for a possible decree of nullity. The parish has professionally trained and appointed advocates to assist any inquiring individual. The process brings reconciliation and healing to those experiencing the pain of a failed marriage and wishing to be free to marry in the Catholic Church. For more information, contact Betsy Staal,



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