Life is full of ups and downs. The Pastoral Care team is there for the downs, helping our clergy by providing confidential, practical support to people in times of crisis.
All team members have had a mandatory background check and training in helping people in vulnerable positions. Our team organizes and delivers support in a variety of ways:
- Visiting at home and in hospital: For those in homes and nursing homes having difficulty getting to church, and those who are in a hospital, members of the team visit and share conversation, prayer, and communion as needed and appropriate
- Making referrals to the pastoral staff as necessary
- Maintaining all records in confidence
- Proactively connecting with parishioners absent from the St. Augustine community for a period of time, offering pastoral care support as needed
If you’re aware of someone wishing support or if you would like to join the Pastoral Care team, please contact the church office.