The care and healing of souls has long been a mission of the Christian community and its clergy. Effective pastoral care makes God’s love and concern for us present and tangible.
If you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, send us a message or call the Parish Office.
Emergencies and Crises
Sometimes we all find ourselves in a life crisis: relational difficulties, accidents, loss of employment, illness, or the death of a loved one. In many situations, the presence of an ordained minister can be helpful.
A priest is always just a phone call away for parishioners. Please call the parish office and leave a message with the office staff (or on voicemail after hours). A member of the clergy staff will be contacted immediately.
Times of illness and hospitalization can be anxious times for us all. Studies indicate that patients benefit measurably from prayer and visits from their clergy. Hospital visits are part of the clergy’s daily routine, every day of the week. Please contact the parish office if you or a family member are hospitalized.
Visitations and Home Communion
Regular visitations are made by members of the clergy and Lay Eucharistic Visitors. If you are aware of a parishioner who is in need of a visit or would like to receive communion at home, contact our Assistant Rector for Pastoral Care.
Grief Support Group
This group is free and open to the community at large. For meeting times, please check the calendar. For more information, contact Andy Menger.
Clergy are available for home visits or house blessings at any time. Please call the parish office to invite one of the clergy to visit your home. Clergy will normally try to visit in the event of the death of an immediate family member, or to celebrate the birth or adoption of a child.
Counseling, Spiritual Direction and Reconciliation
The clergy of the parish are available for short-term counseling and consultation. Please call the parish clergy to make an appointment. The clergy maintain their own calendars.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
This ministry prayerfully creates shawls for those in need of prayers, comfort, etc. Knitters pray intentionally as they work, as their prayers for peace become part of the shawl itself.
All are invited to join the group, and anyone may suggest a person to receive a prayer shawl by contacting Carol Bennett - firstname.lastname@example.org.