Care ministry is serving God by being prayerfully present to others who are hurting. We follow in Jesus' footsteps as he cared for the sick, lonely and suffering.
Care Ministers are individuals who make visits to parishioners who are homebound, in a nurshing home or hospital. They are special people following the example of Jesus, who reach out with meaningful support to our sisters and brothers who are experiencing loss, illness or isolation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What does a Care Minister do?
A. Care Ministers visit persons who are sick, lonely or suffering in some way. They care, listen and offer a compassionate heart. They do not counsel or offer advice.
Q. How often does a Care Minister visit?
A. It varies depending on the type of visit; hospital, homebound or nursing home. As little as one hour a month or as much as two hours per week.
Q.How confidential are these visits?
A. Absolutely confidential. What is said during a visit stays with the Care Minister.
Q. Who does the Care Minister typically visit?
A. Persons who are grieving any kind of loss, persons in the hospital, nursing home or homebound, anyone who needs a listening, compassionate ear.
Q. What kind of training does a Care Minister receive?
A. At the beginning, 16 hours of intense training in listening and communication skills, and continued education, with monthly enrichment sessions.