Pastoral Care is provided for the parish by a team that includes all clergy members plus volunteer lay people. If you or a parishioner you know needs one of these ministries, please contact the person listed with that particular ministry, or contact the church office. If you are interested in getting involved in one of these ministries, contact the coordinator of that ministry.
In addition to clergy assistance, lay people are available for many pastoral care needs. Chairing the Care Team is Pieter Vanderlaan. Coordinators of the various ministries, with contact information, are listed below with their ministries.
Hospital Visitation, Home Visitation, and Transportation
Lay people are available to visit parishioners in hospitals, homes, and nursing and rehab facilities. When needed, transportation help to doctors and rehab appointments can be provided.
Meals to help individuals or families during times of illness, hospitalization of a family member, the birth of a baby, or a death in the family are arranged by this ministry.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Communion from the Reserved Sacrament can be brought to the home, hospital, nursing home, or rehab by a licensed lay person when an individual or family indicates they would desire that.
Delivery of Altar Flowers
Altar flowers bring the church into hospital rooms and homes of parishioners who are sick or homebound, or who are celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or other occasions.
Caring for the Caregiver
Caring for the Caregiver is a support group for anyone dealing with a loved one who needs assistance in caring for himself or herself. Meetings provide an opportunity to share ideas.
A centuries-old Christian tradition, Spiritual Direction is a contemplative process of accompanying individuals on their spiritual journeys, primarily through monthly meetings.