“Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.” James 1:17


Stewardship is the grateful response of a Christian disciple who recognizes and receives God’s gifts and shares these gifts in love of God and neighbor.

Ways to support your parish include:

  • Using the weekly envelopes in a regular and predictable manner
  • Volunteering your time and talent to support a specific function of the parish, i.e. annual picnic, dinner, and/or ministry
  • Including your parish in your estate planning

Care for the Homebound

In keeping with the Gospel of St. Matthew’s admonition to care for those who are sick, the Jersey County Catholic Churches provide Home-bound Ministry. This ministry provides a spiritual and sacramental lifeline to parishioners who cannot attend Holy Mass and receive Communion because of hospitalization, serious illness, injury or similar circumstances. To request this service, please fill out the form or contact the appropriate Parish Office.

Holy Ghost/St. Mary’s

(618) 498-3416

St. Francis Xavier

(618) 498-3518

St. Patrick’s

(618) 786-3512