Sick, Homebound and Disabilities
The Pastoral Care Ministry provides loving support and care during times of trial. Through support groups, visitation ministry, and respite care, we are ready to serve. We serve in the following capacities:
Visitation provides visits by clergy and healing ministers by offering sacraments, visitation and prayer to individuals in hospitals, nursing/convalescent communities and homes. Contact the parish office at 757-595-0385 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For non-emergencies you can contact Tim Bransford at (757) 879-4883.
Circle of Hope meets monthly to support individuals with a diagnosis of Cancer, survivors and their caregivers. Any illness of a serious nature is a legitimate reason to celebrate the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Any person over the age of reason (age seven) preparing for surgery is encouraged to contact one of the priests to receive the sacraments. Contact Deacon Dan Johnson (email@example.com) or call 757-595-0385.
Respite Care provides a break to caregivers by a well-trained adult parishioner. The respite minister stays with the loved one and keeps her/him safe while the caregiver runs errands or takes time for refreshment. Contact Janet Gorman at 757-818-4545.
Persons with Disabilities serves children and adults with disabilities who are invited to fully participate in the life of the parish. The parish seeks to integrate individuals into the parish through the liturgy, catechesis and sacramental preparation. The Breathe Ministry provides a monthly fun night for children and adults with disabilities and their buddies while their parents have a chance to Breathe or enjoy an evening to themselves. SPRED (Special Religious Development) provides small faith communities for persons with and without disabilities. Contact Christa Blomstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call 757-595-0385 ext. 107.