Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE PASTORAL CARE MINISTRY?

Pastoral Care is a program of presence. We visit and bring church to those unable to attend, such as the elderly, the disabled, the dying or those experiencing depression, crisis or are bereaved.

WHAT DO MEMBERS DO?

Pastoral Care members visit local hospitals, private homes and long term care facilities and retirement homes within the parish boundary to bring Holy Communion and fellowship to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass because they are home bound. Each visit includes a time of prayer and/or friendly visiting, as time permits. Liturgy of The Word or Mass is celebrated regularly in the retirement homes or long term care home in the parish.

ATTRIBUTES REQUIRED

A friendly attitude, empathy and patience; interest in helping others and comfortable communicating with the sick. Confidentiality is of paramount importance.

If you are interested in joining this ministry, please contact: Deacon Douglas Penn at 289 312-0281 or the Parish Office at 905-987-5446

Who comforts us in our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Cor. 1:4

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