The Pastoral Care Team
The Ministry of Listening and Prayer, Practical Pastoral Care, the Nursing Home Ministry, Lay Eucharistic Visits, and Choral Visits – these are the ministries represented on the Pastoral Care Team. Contact the parish office if you are interested in serving.
The Ministry of Listening and Prayer:
Provides visits and phone calls to parishioners who are experiencing a short or long term medical problem, an emotional or spiritual crisis (or all of these). Some visits include the Eucharist (brought by either a member of the clergy or a Lay Eucharistic Visitor).
Practical Pastoral Care:
Is our program for providing practical assistance such as rides to medical provider appointments and meals during a challenging time (i.e. a new medical diagnosis, a death in the family, or the birth of a baby).
Convalescent Home Ministry
On the first Sunday of the month, a St. Mark’s group visits Berkeley Pines Nursing Home to conduct a short service, with piano and/or harp music. The Eucharist is served at this service. Stockings with a stuffed animal and baskets with toiletries are distributed to the residents and staff members of the Berkeley Pines at Christmas and Easter.