Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

I was sick and you cared for me... (Matt. 25:36)

Visiting the sick is one of the corporal works of mercy in our Catholic tradition. Parishioners who participate in this ministry receive training to make pastoral visits and bring the Sacrament of Holy Communion to members of our parish family who are homebound, in hospitals, or in other healthcare facilities. Through their compassionate presence and prayer, our lay ministers become signs of the loving care of our parish community to those unable to join in our liturgical services. Each minister is asked to make a visit once a week or once or twice a month. At times Care-Teams of ministers are formed to help those who are ill and have multiple needs. These teams of 5-6 members rotate their services weekly offering Holy Communion, meals, respite care, transportation, minor home repairs, or whatever the person may need.

Please contact Sr. Sara Burress, OSB at (205) 803-5414 or by email through our Contact page to report an illness and pastoral needs.

Bereavement Ministry
Presently our parish has six teams of parishioners who offer comfort in the name of our parish family by preparing food and serving meals to our bereaved families following funeral liturgies. Bereaved families receive a special invitation to celebrate a special Memorial Mass offered on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm in the Chapel. A condolence note is also sent to each bereaved family, together with a listing of local grief support groups. For further information, please contact: Sister Sara Burress, OSB (205) 803-5414 orby email through our Contact page to report an illness and pastoral needs