Offering care and companionship to each other is an extension of what God does for us in the liturgy: listening, speaking, nourishing, forgiving, healing.
The pastoral care team at St. Paul’s offers various forms of Christian care for persons in the parish: sacramental confession, anointing for healing, communion, blessing newly borns and their parent/s; prayer; conversation; spiritual direction; guidance in finding a spiritual director or therapist; guidance in finding online and print sources suited for a person’s or family’s particular needs; occasional assistance with meals, getting to a physician or to church; occasional financial assistance (through the rector or priest in charge).
The area of pastoral care in all its dimensions is a shared ministry of clergy and laity at St. Paul’s. Sometimes what we need is a coffee date to talk through what’s going on. Other times we may need a visit from a Eucharistic Visitor, or a visit with an ordained person. Other times we may need to participate in a longer-term support group or in multiple sessions of counseling.
Or, to determine what you might need, you can contact the following people:
- Eucharistic Visitors (someone who will visit you in the hospital or the home with the reserved sacrament): LizAnn Jones
Also, you may wish to visit our Pastoral Care Resources page for a listing of websites, audiobooks, and books that may be helpful to you during a time of personal loss.
Pastoral Care Core Team:
Sara Fischer, Rector
Stephen Crippen, Deacon
Lizann Jones, Eucharistic Visitor Coordinator