About UsCatholic Rural Ministry of Bradford Deanery, serving Potter and McKean counties, provides pastoral visits to the sick and homebound, spiritual education for youth and adults through reflection days for women and retreats, Bible studies, and vocation and mission awareness. Together with ecumenical collaboration, this ministry provides to families in need such social support services as food; clothing; assistance with rent, utilities and transportation; and referral information to area agencies. The primary goal of Catholic Rural Ministry is to bring "Hope and God’s Compassionate Presence" to all.
Spiritual SupportReflection afternoon for women
Evenings of prayer and reflection
Visitation - homebound, hospitals, nursing homes
Sr. Phyllis and Sr. Mary keep in contact with many parishioners through Phone Ministry.
Parish Support and ResourcesFaith sharing
Presence and support of parish meetings and organizations
Faith formation teachers
Formation of faith communities
First Friday communion calls
Bradford Deanery YouthVocation Awareness Program
Sr. Mary Hoffman speaks at a first eucharist retreat.
Social Needs in the CommunityClothing, food and furniture distribution to the poor
Area Agency on Aging Board Member
Emergency Food and Shelter Program Board Member
Ombudsmen for Nursing Homes and Hospital
Pastoral OutreachEcumenical collaboration
Sisters Mary Hoffman, OSB and Phyllis Schleicher, OSB offer produce from their garden to the Roulette Food Pantry. Mary Jane Weeks, organizer of the pantry, gratefully received the donation.
CONTACT USCatholic Rural Ministry
Potter and McKean counties
472 Sartwell Creek Road
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Sr. Mary Hoffman, OSB
Sr. Phyllis Schleicher, OSB