Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry at Holy Rosary Church

What is Stephen Ministry?

In Stephen Ministry parishes, lay caregivers (called Stephen Ministers) provide one-on-one Christian care to those in need of care (called Care Receivers).  These may include people who are bereaved, hospitalized, terminally ill, separated, divorced, unemployed, relocated, and others facing a crisis or just experiencing difficult times.

Pastors will always be on the front lines of care, especially during times of crisis.  But, there are always many more needs for ongoing, one-on-one care than pastors can effectively meet by themselves.  Through Stephen Ministry, gifted lay people are trained to support and extend the care that pastors continue to provide.

 A Stephen Minister is

 a trained lay volunteer

  • a good listener
  • trained in confidentiality
  • supervised for quality care
  • ready to offer God's love through a Christian caring relationship on a one on one basis

 Interested in learning more about receiving the care of a Stephen Minister?

 If you would like to receive the support of a Stephen Minister or if you know someone who could benefit from this care, please contact the Parish Office.

 Interested in learning more about being a Stephen Minister?

 Begin by talking to one of our Stephen Leaders and they can tell you more:

Judy Casper                      

Dorothy Russell                           302-764-6968  email:

Helen Young                               302-798-6400  email: