Through the gospels we witness Jesus, who suffered with those suffering, who grieved with those grieving and who experienced isolation and pain. We are called by the example of Jesus to follow Him and to be in communion with Him by demonstrating our compassion and love for the sick, aging and suffering in our parish. There are those among us who have special gifts. These are people who have been called in the name of the church and in the name of Christ. They share their gifts in the name of our parish community and become the sacramental presence of Christ in our midst.
What is the Ministry of Care?
The Ministry of Care Team is a group of people who have been trained and commissioned in the name of the Holy Spirit to bring compassion, understanding and spiritual support in the name of the parish community to the sick, dying, aged and homebound in our community. The Minister of Care also brings awareness of the suffering members of the parish to the community as a whole. The Minister of Care is the “gift bearer” from parishioner to parishioner sharing the gifts of the Holy Spirit according to need.
Goal of the Ministry of Care
“In the name of the Holy Spirit the Ministers of Care are commissioned to bring the community of the parish to those who are unable to physically attend church due to illness, aging and other limitations.”
Purpose of the Ministry of Care
- To represent the faith community by bearing witness that faith is alive and well in the parish community and that as Catholics we truly love one another.
- To engage the person in a saving relationship in which they will come to know the love and compassion of God through faith.
- To be a prayerful example of God’s presence in the life of the sick, dying and aged.
Coordinator Ministry of Care
Linda Dayler BA, MPA, DM
St. Ann’s Parish
11 Wilson Street West L9G 1N1
If you know of someone in the parish that is suffering, sick, dying or aged. Please complete the form attached and send to the Parish Office or contact Linda Dayler at Linda Dayler or call the parish office 905-648-6874