Is an outreach Ministry of compassion, love and caring to parishioners who have need of spiritual or emotional support in the following areas: sickness, dying, bereavement and or housebound.
Through prayer, pastoral visits, the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist, and the commendation of the dead, the church ministers (ordained and lay) continue the ministry of Jesus Christ, under the supervision of our Pastor.
Jesus tells us to: “Love one another as I have loved you”. John 15:12
Therefore, we reach out to our brothers and sisters with a joyful heart,
trusting in the Mercy of Jesus at all times.
Visiting the sick:
- At Home, a Pastoral Care lay minister can visit and/or bring Holy Communion.
- A priest will be notified if you wish to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
- In hospital, the Spiritual Care Office may be contacted if you wish to receive Holy Communion and or prayer.
- The Chaplin, can be contacted by requesting this service at the Nurses Station. If he is unavailable and your need is urgent, please call the Parish Office. W
- Then someone is seriously ill, it is important to contact the parish immediately. Don’t wait until the person is unconscious or nearing death.
The Sacrament of the Sick:
Is administered at home or in hospital on request, for parishioners who have severe illness, are to undergo surgery, or when dying.
- Sacrament of the Sick at home can be arranged by asking your Pastoral CareTeam member or the Parish office.
Visiting the dying in hospitals for:
- Support the dying person and their family.
- Sitting with the dying person, praying with them or for them.
- A member of the Pastoral Care Team will attend the wake or funeral to offer support if it is taking place locally.
- The Parish posts the Obituary of a deceased parishioner or family member of a parishioner in the church narthex for 2 weeks. These are kept on file in a memorial book.
- Sometimes it’s not possible to share your grief with those closest to you, i.e. your children, as they have their own grief to work through. Pastoral Care offers you an empathetic ear for your sorrow.
- The Widows Support Group meets on the last Friday of the month. For more information, contact
- Annual, in November Parish Memorial Mass Celebration is organized by the Pastoral Care Team to remember the deceased parishioners and deceased family members of parishioners who have passed away since last November, the feast of The Holy Souls.
- In this way, we show support for parishioners who are recently bereaved.
The Pastoral Care Team Visits:
Laurier Manor. Beacon Heights Retirements Home and Moments Manor to:
- Celebrate Mass and Eucharistic services.
- Transfer residents to Mass or Eucharistic services in these residences.
- Bring Holy Communion to the Catholic residents.
Our Parish Pastoral Care Team also goes out into the community to visit and bring Holy Communion at the General Campus and the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital, and the Perley and Rideau Veterans Health Care Centre.
For More Information or to request a visit, call the Parish Office. OR
If you feel called to volunteer in this ministry, please call our parish volunteer co-ordinator at, 613 745-7774