Pastoral Care

pastoral care

Pastoral Care at St. Thomas the Apostle Church

 

Homebound Visits

     If you or someone you know is unable to come to church due to physical disability, age, or illness, please contact our Pastoral Care Coordinator and she will arrange for a parish visitor and or Extraordinary Minister of Communion to visit. Contact Maryjane at (203) 888-2382 ext. 121 or by e-mail.
 

Prayer Shawl Ministry     

     We meet the last week of the month on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am - 12 noon and Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 pm.  Both meetings are in the lower parish center.  We also have a group that works on shawls from home.  Our prayer shawls are given to the sick and bereaved in our parish family.  If you know of someone in need of a prayer shawl, or if you would like more information on joining this ministry, please contact Maryjane at 203-888-2382 ext 121 or by e-mail.   
 
 

Prayer Network

     The prayer network is a group pf parishioners who pray for those who are ill in mind, body, or spirit and request prayers from our prayer chain. If you would like to join the prayer network or if you have a prayer request, please contact Maryjane at her e-mail address.

 

Bereavement

    This group ministry is open to the public for anyone who has lost a loved one. The goal of the group is to help others through the bereavement process. There are facilitator-led discussion groups which are held monthly. Other support group opportunities include the Good Grief one-day seminar and the New day program which is a 10 week program. All programs provide support to those who a grieving the loss of a loved one. 

 

 

 

Funeral Information

    Our Pastoral Care Coordinator, Maryjane Calladio, meets with the family of the deceased to help them plan the service to remember their loved one. Maryjane can be reached at 203-888-2382 x121 or e-mail.

 

Bake and deliver for the bereaved

    This group of parishioners, bakes and delivers a baked item to a recently bereaved member of our parish family.  If you would like to join this ministry, please contact Maryjane at 203-888-2382 ext 121 or e-mail.
 

Cookie Angels

 
    This ministry prepares and delivers cookie trays at Easter and Christmas to the sick, elderly and recently bereaved of the parish.  It is co-facilitated by Sandy Lenahan and Andrea Molett.  If you would like more information on joining this ministry, please contact Maryjane at 203-888-2382 ext 121 or e-mail.