The ministry of pastoral care is a compassionate presence in imitation of Jesus’ care of people. In Catholic theology, pastoral care for the sick and infirm is one of the most significant ways that members of the Body of Christ continue the ministry and mission of Jesus. Generations of SSPP parishioners have served their fellow parishioners and wider community by giving of their time and talent in giving comfort, inspiration, direction and a sense of purpose to those in need . They bring healing through spiritual care by bringing the Eucharist to those unable to attend mass. They spend precious time with individuals helping them cultivate and nourish their faith just through their simple acts of kindness.
In addition to Sacramental pastoral care offered through our parish priests we are fortunate at SSPP to have two full time staff members dedicated to the pastoral needs of our parishioners. One of these staff members is our parish nurse who continually addresses the health needs of our parishioners through education, counseling and spiritual support. She also strives to assist in linking our parishioners with resources and services within the congregation, the community and the health care system.
Presently we have over 200 parishioners who volunteer their time to serve in these vital and diverse pastoral ministries:
- Elizabeth Ministry
- Communion for Edwards Hospital Patients
- Emergency Meals
- Communion for the Homebound
- Funeral Lunches
- Communion for Retirement/Nursing Home Residents
- Medical Drivers
- Seasons of Hope Bereavement Support Group
- Visiting Friend
- Young at Heart
- Parish Nurse/Health Service
Note: Because of the Right to Privacy laws, Ss. Peter and Paul is not notified of parishioners who are hospitalized, homebound, or have entered a health care facility. We must hear from the parishioner, family member, or friend if they would like to be visited by a member of the pastoral care team. Please call Paulette Shea, Parish Nurse at 630-718-2127 or [email protected]