Community Life: Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care Outreach Ministry
The parish Pastoral Care Outreach minister offers holistic care in collaboration with the parish staff (friars, ministry coordinators, and parish nurses). Members of this team are responsible for visiting parishioners at home or in healthcare facilities (e.g., nursing homes).
The visiting team members offer emotional support, prayer and Holy Communion. Team members are asked to make a preliminary assessment of the needs of those visited for possible referrals to other parish ministries. Team members participate in a training session and are invited to come to monthly reflection sessions. These monthly sessions enable the team members to support each other through prayer and socializing, and to learn about topics pertinent to their ministry. Please contact the office at 860-756-4034 if you are interested in becoming a member of this team.