Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care is a ministry of compassion and care to our faith community.  Emotional and spiritual support are offered during a personal struggle, serious or life-limiting illness, at time of death, in planning/through the funeral activities, and through the process of healing.  Our Pastoral Team includes our Pastor, Pastoral Minister, other parish staff, and parish caregivers.

Pastoral Care is a ministry of love, kindness, and assistance to our community as an extension of the healing power of Christ.  Through our outreach and many parish ministries, caring support and resources are offered to those who are journeying through illness or loss or other difficult times of transition.

Periodically, a Moving Through Grief series, for those who have experienced a loss through death, is presented at St. Peter’s.  Parish members who previously have experienced the death of a loved one facilitate the four weekly support sessions.  The sessions, which offer additional support in a caring Christian environment, include information on the grief process, prayer, personal reflections by facilitators, small group sharing, suggestions for coping, resources, and healing ritual. A fifth follow-up session is held at a later date.

Liturgies each year providing special support to our faith community include our All Souls Day Remembrance Mass on
November 2nd and an Anointing Mass during the Lenten season.

There are many opportunities for volunteers to participate in pastoral care activities, including hospitality and refreshments for special liturgies/grief series, providing support through phone calls, visits, and notes, greeting at special functions, spring memorial flower delivery with parish youth, other special outreach projects, etc.

There is also always opportunity for volunteers in our many pastoral outreach ministries. Training is provided.  Please contact
Judy Stolper, our Pastoral Minister, at 249-6651 ext. 31 to explore meaningful and rewarding ways to serve our faith community.