Pastoral Care - Eucharist for the Sick and Elderly
“Is any among you sick? Let him call for the presbyters of the Church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith will save the sick man, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.” (Jas 5:14-15)
The Pastoral Care for the Sick and Elderly Ministry is made up of volunteers who have a special interest in attending to the spiritual needs of the sick and elderly visit the sick and elderly once a week in their homes and/or facilities joyfully celebrate the Holy Communion Rite with them
The purpose of this ministry is to serve the sick and elderly who are prevented from celebrating the Eucharist with the rest of the community. Our volunteers bring the Word of God and the Eucharist to them in the form of a Communion Service. In receiving the Body of Christ the sick are united sacramentally to the Lord and are reunited with the Eucharistic community. Wherever possible the Communion Service is celebrated in a group setting and individually for those unable to join us. Each patient receives a copy of the Church Bulletin and religious articles. Pastoral Care volunteers may also lead them in prayer by reciting the Chaplet of Mercy and/or the rosary.
Pastoral Care services the following facilities
Astoria Retirement Group Independent and Assisted Living: Wednesday @ 11AM
The Californian Pasadena Convalescent Hospital: Wednesday @ 11:00AM - Contact Amy, Elizabeth, or Maria 626-793-5114
Chancellor Place Independent/Assisted Living: Friday & Saturday - Contact Rayleen Lopez 626-577-0215
GEM Transitional Care: Saturday - Contact Linda 626-737-0560
Pasadena Meadows/ Marlinda: Wednesday @ 11am- Contact Rosa 626-796-1103
Marlinda Convalescent Hospital: Wednesday @ 1:30PM
Pilgrim Towers Adult Low Income Housing: Wednesday @ 10:30AM
Villa Gardens: Monday & Friday - Contact Maria Gallegos 626-463-5363 or Robert Prentice Director of Spiritual Life Service 626-469-5368
Huntington Hospital - Contact Lydia 626-397-0051
Huntington Memorial Hospital: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (various times)
Jasmin Terrece: Monday @ 11am - Contact Lori Lackey 626-578-0460
Pastoral Care also services homebound parishioners at the time and day agreed upon by both parties. A Priest will serve the Sick and Elderly when needed for Anointing of the Sick or Confession.
He will also say Masses on a rotating basis at each facility.