Parish of the Ascension
Anglican Church of Canada

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Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care
We are called to bring God’s love and compassion to others.

Ruth clung to Naiomi. So Naiomi said, “See, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” But Ruth said, “Do not press me to leave you or to turn back from following you! Where you go, I will go; where you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God my God. Where you die, I will die— there will I be buried. May the LORD do thus and so to me, and more as well, if even death parts me from you!”
Ruth 1: 14B – 17

Pastoral Care Committee
The duties of the Pastoral Care Committee include:

  • Coordinating the Parish Network Visitors.
  • Liaising with social concern of Men's Service Club and the Anglican Church Women's group.
  • Coordinate Pastoral Care through Home Communions.
  • Liaise with Clergy in relation to clergy visits.
  • Follow up with Baptismal and Confirmation families.
  • Follow up for Grief and Bereavement families with Clergy.

Opportunities for Ministry
Besides serving as a member of the Pastoral Committee, other opportunities include:

  • Sunday Nursery: Caring for infants and toddlers during worship.
  • Telephone visiting: On a regular basis, call one or several parishioners who need to be phoned to help them stay connected.
  • Parish Network Visitors: Be a friend to a fellow parishioner in their own home or a nursing home by making a monthly visit.
  • Bereavement Follow-Up: Visit members of the parish who have lost a loved one to help them after they have received initial care from the staff.
  • Seniors' Dinners: Help with the dinner twice a year by purchasing, preparing, serving, and cleaning up.

Church Crests

Parish of the Ascension
58 Smallwood Drive, Mount Pearl
A1N 1B1
Phone: (709) 368-5693
Fax: (709) 368-5760
Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland & Labrador Anglican Church of Canada