The Team of St. Paul’s Cares
At St. Paul’s, pastoral care is a team ministry, carried out by both clergy and laity. Our life as a faith community is grounded in our responsibility and commitment to support, encourage, and care for one another in times of both joy and hardship. Working together with the clergy, more than fifty trained and dedicated parishioners serve in the various ministries that make up St. Paul’s Cares.
The Shepherds of St. Paul’s Cares
Shepherds are lay ministers who keep in touch with a particular segment of the congregation. They function much like a neighborhood watch. When they become aware of a pastoral need, they help to coordinate the services of St. Paul’s various pastoral support ministries.
For Parishioners with Last Names from A-F
Julia Cronin: firstname.lastname@example.org
Joyce Miller: email@example.com
For Parishioners with Last Names from G-O
Janet Hale: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Putnam: email@example.com
For Parishioners with Last Names from P-Z
Carol Brand: firstname.lastname@example.org
Herb DeLoach: email@example.com
Pastoral Support Ministries of St. Paul’s Cares
Bakes and delivers bread to parishioners who are homebound or in care facilities at Easter and Christmas.
Writes and sends cards to people on the parish prayer list and in care facilities.
Celebration and Bereavement Ministry
Helps coordinate simple receptions for funerals, visitations, and other pastoral occasions.
Eucharistic Visitor Ministry
Trained and licensed to take communion to those who are homebound, hospitalized, or for other reasons unable to attend worship at the church.
Divides the weekly altar flowers into smaller bouquets and delivers them to hospitals, care facilities, or private homes.
Good Samaritan Ministry
Assists parishioners with simple home maintenance and repairs that do not require professional help.
Provides home-cooked meals for parishioners dealing with illness, surgery, or other incapacitation.
Provides transportation for parishioners to worship services, doctor’s appointments, and other mandatory commitments.
Visits parishioners who are homebound or in care facilities.
St. Anne’s Guild
Knits prayer afghans for parishioners who are grieving, facing illness, or who would otherwise benefit from an expression of our love and prayers.
For more information on St. Paul’s Cares, please contact:
Ms. Janet M. Hale, Lay Pastoral Minister