Pastoral Care Ministry

Pastoral Care Ministry

We are a community dedicated to the development of a comprehensive ministry of pastoral care.  Our goal is to journey with those who are in life transitions due to age, illness, or the unexpected turns of life.  Our ministers of pastoral care bring Holy Communion to those who are sick and homebound, assist the preparation and celebration of funeral rites, and encourage those who are grieving to find hope in the Paschal Mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection.

Eucharistic Ministry to the Homebound

In a large parish, there are always many people who, because of failing health, infirmity, or old age are no longer able to join the parish community for Sunday liturgies. Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound visit these people and, in the context of a ritual prayer service, share with them Holy Communion. Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound are trained and commissioned in their ministry and work with the coordinator to determine which people they will visit.

If you would like to become a minister to the homebound, or know someone who would benefit from a visit by one of our ministers, please contact

Ministry of Consolation

Our Ministers of Consolation meet with families who have experienced the death of a loved one to help them prepare the Rite of Christian Funeral.  Our ministers pray with grieving families, assist them in preparing texts and music for the funeral liturgy, and serve as ministers for the funeral rites.  Contact Barbara Guenther, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Music 505-836-5011 ext. 227 for more information about this ministry.

Bereavement Ministry

Our Bereavement Ministry is just getting started and welcomes your input.  This new ministry offers a variety of ways to support the bereaved, from phone calls and note cards to grief support groups.  Contact Barbara Guenther, Pastoral Associate for Liturgy and Music 505-836-5011 ext. 227 to offer your support to those who are grieving.