The Pastoral Care Committee is a group with a very strong desire to bring pastoral care to our parishioners. We provide meals for parishioners who are homebound and rides for parishioners who are unable to drive; we make pastoral visits to home, nursing home, and hospital. In addition to the clergy, several of our members are licensed Eucharistic Ministers who can bring Holy Communion to the sick.
We meet quarterly to check in and welcome new members, but we are in contact through email regularly. We are a quiet group and what we do is done quietly and privately. We are available any time, but our regular visits are usually done after church on Sunday. We bring companionship and prayers. Many people do not want anyone to “know” that they have a need for pastoral care, or they do not want to “bother” anyone. The committee cannot stress enough how it is not a bother to visit, but a privilege. We are confidential about our visits so it is all kept very private. Our committee welcomes information about people who may need visits. A simple call to the parish office is all that it takes to let the Pastoral Committee know that a visit is requested or suggested.
Father Matt and Canon Susan are available by appointment for Sacramental Reconciliation (aka Confession) and Pastoral Counseling. You may contact either of us (or the Parish Office) to set up an appointment.
IF YOU ARE SICK OR IN THE HOSPITAL: Please contact the Parish Office or call Father Matt on his cell 914-471-0260 or Deacon Katie on her cell 914-589-1628.