Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

Philosophy and Mission

The philosophy underpinning our Pastoral Care is to incorporate pastoral care into the ongoing spiritual life of our parish with compassion and commitment to the teachings of the Church.

This mission is to reflect and implement a strong Christian foundation for all parish ministries, facilitating and enhancing the parish's spiritual growth.

Ministry to the Sick

“Lord, the one you love is sick.” John 11:3

We take responsibility and duty to the parish community, the homebound, those in care centres and hospitals, and our Christian brothers and sisters who wish to receive pastoral care from our ministry with compassion and concern. Our mission is to faithfully be present to those who need our support, prayers and, most importantly, the Eucharist.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion bring Christ's comfort through the Eucharist to those who cannot come to Church. In this way, the sick and housebound are united to the Body of Christ present in our community. If you have a loved one who is unable to attend Mass and would like to receive the Eucharist, please call the parish office.

Many opportunities exist to assist in this ministry. We ask you to consider prayerfully whether God calls you to serve in this most needed ministry. Please contact Fr. Stuart if you are interested in exploring this vocation.

Anointing of the Sick 

You may always call our parish offices for the sacrament if someone needs it. This sacrament does not have to be given only near death but may be received when serious illness occurs.