Volunteer Training

1. Make sure that you fill out your volunteer form 
Click the link below
2. Practice Sign in for your shift: 
Click the link below
3. Practice Fill out Data Sheets:
Click the link below

Priests On Call


Fr. Pat Beck-"Fr. Jim"-1-361-558-8162

                   (Military Chaplain)

Fr. David Baratelli-"Fr. Michael"-1-732-280-2682  (Military Chaplain)


Fr. Pat Beck-"Fr. Jim"-1-361-558-8162

                   (Military Chaplain)


Fr. Ed McLaughlin-"Fr. Joseph"-1-708-306-5317 or 1-708-597-3180 X214

Fr. Pat Beck-"Fr Jim"-1-361-558-8162

                  (Military Chaplain)

Fr. David Baratelli-"Fr. Michael"-1-732-280-2682 (Military Chaplain)


Fr. Pat Beck-"Fr. Jim"-1-361-588-8162

                 (Military Chaplain)

Fr. Carlos M. Boorquez-"Fr. Luis"-1-618-381-4829 (Military Chaplain)


Fr. Al Miller-"Fr. Allen"-1-727-466-3066 (Home)

Fr. Chuck Faso-"Fr. John"-1-773-844-8162

                 (Military Chaplain)

Fr. David Baratelli-"Fr. Michael"-1-732-280-2682(Military Chaplain)


Fr. Al Miller-"Fr. Allen"-1-727-466-3066(Preferred), Home 1-727-343-0516

Fr. David Baratelli-"Fr. Michael"-1-732-280-2682        (Military Chaplain)

Fr. Pat Beck-"Fr. Jim"-1-361-558-8162

                (Military Chaplain)


Fr. Pat Beck-"Fr. Jim"-1-361-588-8162

                (Military Chaplain)

Fr. David Baratelli-"Fr. Michael"-1-732-280-2682      (Military Chaplain)

National Organizations for Referrals

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Resource Center

Phone: 1-866-615-6464

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

Call 1-800-273-8255; Spanish 1-888-628-9454; Deaf or hearing loss-1-800-799-4889; Crisis Text Line: Text "HELLO" to 741741

Veterans Crisis Line:

Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 or text to 838255; Deaf or hearing loss 1-800-799-4889

Disaster Distress Helpline:

Call  1-800-985-5990 or text "TalkWithUs" to 66746

Provides immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

National Institute on drug abuse:

Treatment Locator 1-800-662-4357

Center for Addiction: 212-841-5200

Helpline for referral: 815-378-4373 in caller's area

LGBTQ Suicide Prevention

Call 1-800-273-8255

Text TALK to 741741

National Council on Problem Gambling

Helpline for referrals: 1-800-522-4700

International Sex Addiction


(click onto links below)
Training Schedule

Tuesday, June 16, - Thursday, July 30, 2020


T- June 16 - Dr. Terry Smith


Flow Chart

Issues Diagram

Begin Policy/Procedures


Th - June 18 - Dr. Terry Smith and Ms. Jean Haas

Cont. Policy/Procedures



T- June 23 – Dr. Terry Smith

Concepts and Application of Active Listening (1)


Th - June 25 – Dr. Terry Smith

Active Listening (2)

Stages of Change Model


T- June 30 – Dr. Terry Smith

Overview of Mental Health Disorders


Th - July 2 – Dr. James Healy

Sexuality and Relationships


T- July 7 – Fr. Jim Lennon

Spirituality of the Priesthood and Religious Life


Th- July 9 – Dr. Debbie Majors

Suicide and Survivor Grief


T - July 14 - Dr. Billie Terrell

Religious, Moral and Ethical Issues


Th – July 16 – Marcia Van Natta, B.A.D.C. MISA II

Use and Abuse of Drugs and Addictions


T- July 21 – Sr. Mary Francis Seeley, OSF, Ph.D.

Calls Concerning the Occult


Th - July 23 – James Kubalewski, MSW, LCSW

Client Centered Counseling and Motivational Interviewing


T – July 28 - Dr. Terry Smith and Deacon Ray Hamilton

Planning Schedules



Th – July 30 – Sister Mary Francis Seeley, OSF, Ph.D. and Dr. Terry Smith



Upper Room Affirmation

I will respect each caller with their

     unique gifts, talents, problems and 

     concerns as a creation of God.  I will 

     open my heart with compassion                 towards the needs of the callers in a


I will act with honestly and integrity with 

     all that I do.

I will honor the hotline, further it's 

    ministry of service and leadership and 

    continue the legacy of all those 

    faithful volunteers who have come 

    before me.

In acting together, we are the face of

    Christ ministering those who bearing

    their private sufferings and in need 

    of the compassion and mercy of God.

In my actions, I am the hotline.

    In serving together, we are the hotline,

    expressing the mercy and compassion 

    of Christ.



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