Pastoral Care

Sharing Christ’s Love in Service to Others

As disciples of Jesus, we are called to comfort, care for and reach out to our brothers and sisters.  The Pastoral Care ministries offered here at Immaculate Conception serve to support our parishioners and local community through the daily challenges, transitions, and difficulties that arise throughout our lives.  We hope this listing of our many offerings will help you to discover how our parish can support you or someone you know. 

 

Homebound Communion Visits

Parishioners bring communion to members of our parish who cannot be present to worship with us in person.  Volunteers visit hospitals, assisted living facilities and personal residences.  If you or a loved one is in need of this ministry, whether on a short or long-term basis or if you would like to be involved as a Homebound Communion Minister, please contact Sr. Diana.

 

Local Communion Services

Parishioners trained by Sr. Diana conduct communion services at area care facilities. Please contact Sr. Diana for more information on this ministry.

 

Anointing of the Sick

Our pastor is regularly called on to administer the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. If you or a loved one is seeking this, please contact the parish office as soon as possible and speak with our parish secretary.  Anointing of the Sick a sacrament offered for anyone in need of strengthening.  Viaticum and Prayers for the Dying (often referred to as “Last Rites”) are generally offered at the end of life.  In the case of an off-hours emergency, please contact the pastor using the emergency number given on the recording of the parish office number.  

 

Bereavement:

Immaculate Conception Parish mourns the loss and celebrates the lives of those parishioners and family members who have died.  We strive to serve the needs of the surviving family and friends in a number of ways:

Funeral Planning, Luncheons and Hospitality:  Families are encouraged to contact the parish office as soon as possible to make funeral arrangements. 

Mass of Remembrance:  This annual mass celebrates all those parishioners lost during the course of the past year.  The Mass of Remembrance takes place during November.  Information on this event is shared through the bulletin and families who celebrated a funeral with our parish in during the year are contacted directly. 

 

Parish Prayer Chain:  To be added to the parish prayer chain please contact Sara Hrdlicka.