But if you find yourself weighted down by some new, or recurring, difficulty in life, St. Michael's parish is here for you through our Stephen Ministry. We all work through life's issues even those that may not seem earth or life shattering yet at times we find ourselves going over and over these issues in our own minds. Friends and family listen and care, but perhaps we feel our story gets "old" to them or we feel we are wearing them out.
Sometimes it helps to have someone new to tell your story to, someone who will not judge, or solve, but listen with an open heart. Someone to tell it all to without fear of hurting or bothering another. Our St. Michael's Stephen Ministers are trained to provide you with an ear that is one on one, confidential, compassionate and nonjudgmental . Someone to listen as many times as it takes. Someone to pray with you and for you, and to encourage you.
“Within minutes of meeting my Stephen Minister, I knew she was right for me. She listens and cares – never judging or criticizing me. She has shown me God’s unconditional love, something I had never fully experienced before.”
“My Stephen Minister was there during the darkest of times—patiently listening and trying to understand my pain. Looking back, I can clearly see how my Stephen Minister kept me connected to God when I was falling away.”
“My Stephen Minister made me feel cared for during a time that I felt unloved.”
“It would have been easy for me to fall away from the Church but having a Stephen Minister kept me connected and strengthened my faith.”
Find out more about our St. Michael's Stephen Ministry by calling 913.402.3900 and ask to speak to our Referral Coordinators. All inquiries are held in confidence.
St. Michael's cares about you and wants you to experience the fullness of life and God's love -- our Stephen Ministers are ready to bring God's love and care into your life.