The Care Team Ministry responds to the needs of parishioners who are ill, elderly or lonely but ambulatory. The members provide nonmedical services in the form of transportation or friendly telephone calls.

Ministers who drive parishioners to medical or other appointments or to Mass, or who run errands such as grocery shopping, must be Catholic, have a valid drivers license and vehicle insurance and submit to a background check. Service is variable, based on the needs of the parishioners who are served.

As of fall 2012, the ministry has three members, including its director, Sister Mary Katherine Palisin. Anyone who has an interest in the Care Team is welcome to join.

For more information, contact Sister Mary Katherine Palisin at 407-422-2005 or mpalisin@stjamesorlando.org.