Pastoral Care Ministries

Divorce Ministry

 Provides support and understanding to those who are suffering the effects of divorce. Please contact the office at (951) 698-8180, for further information and details or contact Cheryl Hedlund  at

Hospice Ministry

The mission of this ministry is to assist those in the final stages of life to spend their precious last days on this earth in peace and comfort. During this most important and sacred time of life, we call forth the compassion and kindness of those who serve in this ministry to respond to the spiritual, emotional and social needs of the patients and their families. In no way is physical care rendered. Please contact the office at (951) 698-8180, for further information and details or contact Bill Johnston at This ministry is under the patronage of St. Joseph.

Lazarus Ministry

Purpose: Lazarus Ministry remembers those members of our parish whose resurrection we celebrated here at St. Martha’s on their one year anniversary. The candle lighting celebration is celebrated on the last Saturday of each month. 

Legion of Mary Ministry

Purpose: Give glory to God through the sanctification of its members. Members become instruments of the Holy Spirit through a balanced program of prayer and service. 
Qualifications/training: Dedicated commitment to prayer and service.
Time Commitment: Attendance at weekly prayer and service meetings held after am Mass, plus two hours of active ministry service each week. Service includes Eucharistic ministry to the sick and homebound, and Pilgrim Virgin Statue rotations. Members always work in pairs on weekly ministry service commitments.
Contact Neil D'Souza at

Ministry to the Sick & Homebound

 Each week ministers bring communion to those infirmed in their homes or in convalescent homes. Those interested who have a caring heart and are eligible to serve communion will be trained fully. Please contact Carolina at if you would like to serve in this caring ministry. 

Merciful Care Ministry

Merciful Care ministry is a one on one ministry for visiting those who are infirmed, homebound, or in a long-term care facility. If you know of someone who is in need of a regular visit, please contact the office (951) 698-8180 or Bill Johnston at  

Stephen Ministry

 What is Stephen Ministry?  It is a system through which members of St. Martha are trained and organized to help provide Christian caregiving to members of our parish and community. This will multiply the amount of caring ministry St. Martha can provide by giving us a whole team of skilled caregivers who are equipped to bring Christ’s healing love to people who are grieving, in crisis, or experiencing other stresses in life. 

Who Are Stephen Ministers? They are members of St. Martha who have gone through 50 hours of training to provide high quality Christian care to individuals experiencing a crisis or challenge such as divorce, grief, loss of job, hospitalization, relocation, or loneliness.  Stephen Ministers are each assigned a care receiver and meet with that care receiver for about an hour a week.