Pastoral Care is an umbrella term to describe the many needs of our Parishioners and how we assist each other in times of need. There are many pieces that comprise this "group". We work with the priest to ensure that all of our pastoral care needs are being met.
Prayer requests are included each Sunday during the Prayers of the People. Additionally, our Pastoral Care Ministry says daily prayers for those who request it and sends out twice weekly prayers/Bible verses to keep in touch. Notes and greeting cards are mailed to acknowledge significant events in the lives of our members and friends. Katie Cervone, our Parish Administrator, initiates the parish email prayer request when the need for intercessory prayer arises. Please contact us if you have a prayer request.
Our priests, deacons, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, and retired priests make visits to our parishioners who cannot make it out of the house or hospital. Please contact the church office to request communion.
Merry Meal Makers
Many members of the fellowship arrange meals and provide other services to parishioners and friends in times of illness and stress (i.e. birth of a baby, post-surgery, death in the family, etc.). Anyone who has experienced such an event knows how helpful it is to not worry about meal preparation during that period of time. Families who need help during a time of need are asked to contact the church, as are parishioners who would like to provide meals. We are always in need of meal makers. Home cooked meals are always appreciated, and take-out meals delivered to the family also help fulfill the need.
Each Sunday the altar flowers (purchased with donated funds and arranged by members of the parish) are delivered them to individuals who are unable to attend service or are celebrating a special event.