In this time of uncertainty, our Stephen Ministers continue to be present to people who are struggling due to loss, illness, divorce, and other life challenges. Stephen Ministers are lay people trained to listen to, pray with, and encourage those among us going through something very difficult. The ministry is one-on-one and confidential, and, right now, takes place by phone, text, or Zoom. 

Having someone trustworthy to talk to – especially in times of loneliness or pain – is a great gift. Stephen Ministers are compassionate, nonjudgmental spiritual companions that lend a listening ear to people going through a struggle. If you or someone you know would like to learn more, contact Don in the Parish Office at dprince@sjnaustin.org.