A Parish Outreach – Advent Giving Tree
Through the annual Advent Giving Tree Project, our parish community extends the lavish love of God, to the hearts and lives of many who are in need. The project provides parishioners with the opportunity to assist with gifts, toys, clothing and many other necessary personal items for people served by a variety of ministries and agencies in our area. Meetings are seasonal, and day of volunteers are always needed.
The Bereavement group’s mission is to serve all people who have experienced the death of a loved one. The goal is to offer spiritual support and the healing comfort of God to all who mourn a loss through death. The vision is to offer this support by a staff member meeting with families to plan the funeral liturgy, through support the wake service by the attendance of members from the parish, through the church rituals of the wake service and funeral mass or service assisted by a funeral choir. Ongoing support includes follow ups with family members through mailings or telephone calls, a six-week support group, and a Mass of Remembrance to be held in November.
Contact: (330) 425-8141 ext 710
The Parish Emergency Assistance helps the poor and needy of our community. This includes Twinsburg, Twinsburg Township, and part of Reminderville. We help with emergency food from our well stocked pantry, meat and juice from our freezer, plus gift cards as needed. Financial assistance is available for utility payments, rent, etc. Information about government programs and agency services is given to clients for outside help. Emergency Assistance is made possible through the charitable contributions of others. This includes four envelope collections annually, food baskets in the church and the post office food drive each year in May. Members are required to attend the two planning meetings each month, and to work directly with the Emergency Assistance line, for one week every other month.
Teams of Certified Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion take the Eucharist to homebound parishioners, the Senior’s Apartments, Grande Village and Legacy Place. This Ministry enables home-bound and infirmed Catholics in Twinsburg to be joined in the celebration of Mass.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
The prayer shawl ministry gives the comfort of a shawl created with prayer and devotion to someone in need of a tangible reminder of God’s loving embrace. United in prayer, members reach out to others to bring solace and comfort at a time when it is needed most. Those who can crochet and knit meet on Mondays, at 10:00am in room 114 of the parish center. If you cannot crochet or knit, lessons will be provided. Opportunities exist elsewhere as well…purchasing, packaging, and delivery. Call Camille at 330-425-8141 x615 or Camille@sscosmas-damian.org.
Ministry of service where the rosary is prayed with residents at Heartland Rehabilitation Center in Twinsburg. The purpose of this devotion is to unite prayer support and Christian friendship for those who are missing the opportunity of the parish community and prayer.
Currently volunteers visit weekly on Wednesdays at 1:00pm. New volunteers are always welcome. Please contact Elizabeth Innocenzi at 330-467-2896 or Camille Horvath at 330-425-8141×615.