Pastoral Care is the way we, as a Catholic Parish, stand in faith and compassion beside one another along life’s journey . . . especially during times of transition, illness or loss.
Pastoral Care Ministry includes the following:
- Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
- Hospital/home parish
- Funeral Ministry – description, services, procedure Calling parish, planning, luncheon
- Communion to the Homebound/Care centers
- Quilts for the sick Support Groups
- Grief, abuse, support
- Health and Wellness
Pastoral Staff Contact Information: Sister Dianne Perry, SSND
Befriender Ministry: These are compassionate, well-trained parishioners who are available to listen and be "present" in a caring, non-judgmental way to people in all kinds of difficult or transitional situations. Confidentiality is of utmost importance and strictly maintained.
Bereavement Ministry: Supports those who have lost a family member or a friend to death. Volunteer ministry opportunities include one to one support, serving on an advisory committee, helping to gather resources, assembling grief and loss literature packets for distribution, or serving as a support group facilitator.
Homebound Communion: In-home distribution of Communion is available for those unable to attend weekend liturgies due to illness or disability. Volunteer ministers are needed to distribute Communion and visit with homebound parishioners.
Sacrament of the Dying: Formerly known as Last Rites, we now call the Sacrament of the Dying Viaticum, meaning “with you on the way.” Performed by a priest, it is the celebration of one’s final communion and offers nourishment for the journey into death and new life. Viaticum is best celebrated at the beginning of the dying process when family and friends can gather around the dying Christian in communion with them. While the dying process does not always lend itself to these guidelines, it is best to call the parish and make arrangements as early as possible so that family and friends can be gathered for the celebration.
Anointing of the Sick: If you are preparing for surgery or suffering with a serious illness, you are encouraged to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick to strengthen you and offer you community support. The anointing may take place in the chapel with family and friends present, during a community Mass, or individually. You may contact Fr. Paul at (651) 698-5581 x102, to arrange a time for Fr. Rodger to facilitate this special sacrament.
Pastoral Care: Sister Dianne Perry, SSND, Pastoral Care Coordinator, is here to connect you with community support and is also available to provide direct support during difficult. Email at or call at 651-789-3178.
“ When we live out a spirituality of drawing nearer to others and seeking their welfare, our hearts are opened wide to the Lord’s greatest and most beautiful gifts. Whenever we encounter another person in love, we learn something new about God.” EVANGELII GAUDIUM of the Holy Father Francis
Our lives and our faith grow, as we reach out to serve one another.
- Sometimes we need help.
- Sometimes we offer help.
In the give and take, we grow stronger as an individual and as a community.
There are many ways to serve at Guardian Angels, through offering or receiving help. Let us grow together!
Consider connecting with any of the Guardian Angels Ministries of Care and Support:
- Prayer Quilt Ministry
- BeFriender Ministry
- Grief Support
- Disability Awareness
As we support one another, and Request Care, we learn something new about God.