The Ministry of Praise established by Fr. Jerome is a new and first time ministry at St. Paul of the Cross. Its purpose is to form a spiritual ministry in which members offer their prayers, joys, sacrifices and sufferings to God for the needs of the parish and of the universal church. All who are sick, handicapped, homebound and elderly are eligible to join the Ministry of Praise. As mandated to this ministry Ministers of Praise members:
- Receive a certificate of ministry signed by the parish pastor.
- Receive a book of suggested prayers and a cross.
- Are never asked to attend meetings or pay dues.