The Tobit Ministry
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The Tobit Ministry (Nonprofit / Catholic)
The Tobit Ministry responds to the death of those who lived on the street by facilitating their burial in a dignified and reverent manner that is respectful of their particular faith and culture. Through contact with various ministries and agencies serving people who are homeless, the Tobit Ministry seeks out partnerships with individuals and organizations concerned with the poorest in the community.
The Tobit Garden is a sacred space for visitors to encounter the personal story of each individual interred. It features two large scale beautiful bronze sculptures, the Homeless Jesus and St. Katharine Drexel, a stone and tile “Weeping Wall” waterfall, wooden benches and books of the stories and gospel mirroring of those interred.
(210) 504-7016 Send email
Paul Vance - Founder Send email
(210) 504-7016
Monica Hildebrand - Executive Assistant Send email
(972) 742-2555
The Tobit Ministry responds to the death of those who lived on the street by facilitating their burial in a dignified and reverent manner that is respectful of their particular faith and culture. Through contact with various ministries and agencies serving people who are homeless, the Tobit Ministry seeks out partnerships with individuals and organizations concerned with the poorest in the community. STEP 1: REFERRAL When someone who has lived on the street and died without family, friends or others to provide a respectful burial and dignified final resting place, The Tobit Ministry receives a referral, typically from a ministry or agency that serves people who are homeless, such as: • Medical Services • Spiritual Services • Social Services • Mental Health Services • Homeless Services • City or State Government • Law Enforcement STEP 2: CONTACT TOBIT MINISTRY Email [email protected] or phone 210.504.7016 STEP 3: BURIAL AND MEMORIAL PLANNING The Tobit Ministry and the referring agents, family and friends begin the planning process of burial, memorial and story-telling of the deceased person. STEP 4: CELEBRATION A memorial service is offered that is reverent, dignified, and mindful of the deceased person’s faith life.
Paul Vance Send email
(210) 504-7016