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Pastoral Services to the Sick and Homebound

The Ministry to the Sick and Homebound provides the opportunity to our parishioners who are confined to their home, hospital, or nursing homes due to illness or old age to receive Holy Communion and/or a pastoral visit frequently which is an important pastoral responsibility.  This ministry provides the sick and homebound a sense of community and belonging, a compassionate presence, prayer, and sacrament.

To receive Holy Communion and/or a visit from the Lay Pastoral Visitors, please contact your parish office who will arrange for a pastoral visit.

Lay Pastoral Visitors Training
Office of Formation for Discipleship offers the Lay Pastoral Visitors Training Program during the year for new and seasoned lay volunteers who serve in the ministry to the sick. These sessions will prepare participants to provide pastoral visits and bring Holy Communion to the sick, elderly, and homebound of our parish communities who are unable to attend Mass. Topics include:

    • The Call to Ministry
    • Understanding Sickness and Healing
    • Pastoral Visits – Basic Skills
    • Developing Listening Skills
    • Pastoral Care of the Dying
    • You can find more information about formation opportunities in Programs & Workshops

Resources

Contact Details
If you need additional information or further assistance, please contact Saulina (Sally) Amaral at 416-934-0606, ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org

If you or a loved one are in the hospital be sure to notify the parish.

Hospital Chaplaincy