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Our Pastoral Care Coordination is growing and I am getting excited.

Over the last few months, I have been chatting with all sorts of people who are wanting more information and input into a Pastoral Care Course and what all of this looks like.  I have some ideas and want to tell you a bit about it.

Using my collaborative approach to team(s) formation, I hope to be able to offer a locally responsive pastoral care training and mentoring program. The idea is to have a foundational program with pillars of pastoral care and have room for local areas of interest or need. For example, perhaps it is caring for the aging, young families, palliative, dementia etc. The idea is that the course would be 15-20 hours of learning time together. And we are not without the best resources – YOU!

The idea is to leverage as many Diocesan resources as possible to mentor/coach/train all who are interested in assisting their parish to care pastorally for one another, as Christ cares for us.

You can be involved by sharing with me:

  • Perceived pastoral needs in your parish.
  • Suggestions for course areas to further explore.
  • Material resources that you have found useful and want to share.
  • Those among you who are skilled and passionate in sharing your area of specialty? (i.e. – pastoral theology, grief and bereavement, self-care, communication skills, etc.).

Please connect with me at my contact email:

I encourage each of you to pray about this and bring forward suggestions, resources and encouragement to the above email.

A guiding scripture for me is a favourite in Micah 6:8:

He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

With Peace and pastoral Blessings,