The Pastoral Care Ministry at St. James’ is committed to serving God by living the Gospel. As skilled and faithful ministers, we share one another’s burdens by listening, caring, learning and praying. Members of the Pastoral Care Ministry rotate weeks doing Morning Prayer for patients at the Glen Hill nursing facility. These volunteers, as well as lay-Eucharistic ministers, also visit parishioners who find it difficult to attend church services. We have volunteer meal preparers for parishioners who are injured, ill or in a major life-transition, as well as Stephen Ministers to attend to those experiencing personal/spiritual difficulties. St. James’ includes a monthly healing ministry as part of the service for those who desire to participate in healing prayer. Who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. Corinthians 2:1-4
Stephen Ministry-Stephen Ministers offer lay pastoral care by providing, through confidential, one-to-one relationships, love and support to those going through a life crisis or challenge. Contact: email@example.com
Healing-The Sacramental Rite of Healing is incorporated into one 8 AM and one 10 AM Sunday service each month. Healing ministers anoint with oil, followed by the laying on of hands. You may request a prayer for yourself, a loved one, and for a specific concern. Contact: Joe Walkovich
Eucharistic Visitor -This ministry offers a time for communion, prayer and fellowship to our homebound, nursing home, or hospitalized parishioners who cannot attend church. Lay Eucharistic Ministers deliver communion to those in need. Contact: Carolyn Flynn
Flower Delivery -Each Sunday, a member of our flower delivery team delivers them to our parishioners in the hospital, nursing home, or at home. Contact: Jana Draper
Senior Ministry -Pastoral Care hosts a get together for the St. James’ seniors at different times of the year. All seniors and anyone interested in assisting with this ministry are welcome. Contact: Cathy Blasco 203-826-9916
Prayer Shawl Ministry - The Prayer Shawl Ministry brings together knitters and crocheters who weave beautiful shawls for people who are sick or in grief. A prayer shawl is a wonderful physical reminder that we are wrapped in God’s presence at all times.