Saint Rose Bridge Ministry
To assist Saint Rose parishioners and those in the Murfreesboro community having financial difficulties. We provide limited monetary assistance as funds allow and/or referrals to other local resources. All personal information is kept in utmost confidence.
Goals and Purpose
To offer a supportive setting for individuals to come and address their financial needs and other difficulties they may be having. With a limited budget each week, prayerfully, we strive to assist as many as possible to prevent utility shut-offs. Through attentive listening, we will look for additional needs and provide direction to the appropriate resources. Our hope is to offer a “bridge” to get folks to a better place. This includes assistance with resumes and job search skills to assist the unemployed and underemployed.
Meet with applicants and fill out interview forms. Enter names and information into the database. After the close of the day, review all applicants and see what we can do to best prevent utility shutoffs and evictions, as well as provide shelter and food. Volunteers work on the Tuesday of their choice for three hours. Bridge is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m..
The need for the Bridge Ministry arose from a constant and increasing number of requests for assistance, not only from parishioners but also from the surrounding community. The Saint Rose Bridge Ministry formed and opened its doors in March of 2010. Since then the Bridge Ministry has served over 350 people each year with financial aid and countless others with referrals to other services within our community.
What We Do
Each Tuesday morning the Bridge Ministry opens its doors. Parishioners and non-parishioners from the Murfreesboro area visit us with stories and requests for help. Each person receives one-on-one attention as we gather pertinent information about his or her needs. We first attempt to address any financial requests and then from a list of other community services, direct them toward a solution to better suit any additional needs.