Pastoral Care Outreach Training


"A little bit of tenderness could open up a horizon of hope."

~ Pope Francis


We have been chosen to bring to the world the Good News that those who are impoverished in body, mind or spirit are the beloved of Christ and worthy of dignity, respect, honour and compassion. Indeed, it is our great privilege to bring Christ’s mercy, love, and hope to our precious brothers and sisters; that they will choose to live fully, even in weakness and grave illness, until Christ calls them home to heaven.

Healthcare in Canada is challenging, and there is an increasingly critical need for people to support and accompany our frail elderly, ill or shut-in brothers and sisters. Our Diocesan Health Care Committee plays a tremendous role in providing education about health care and ethical issues, for promoting the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and for helping to strengthen pastoral health care ministry in our parishes through its Pastoral Care Outreach Training program.

Each session is open to all. For continuity, we recommend that participants attend all four sessions. Please bring a bag lunch to each session; coffee and tea will be provided.

For more information, contact Moira King, Chair, Diocesan Health Care Committee, moiraking@shaw.ca.

 

Victoria

Cowichan Valley

Session 1

The Healing Ministry of Christ

 

February 10, 2018
9am – 3pm
St. Patrick's Parish
(250) 592-7391
stpat190@telus.net
October 14, 2017
9am – 3pm
St. Edward's Church Hall
(250) 746-6831
ed123a@shaw.ca

Session 2

Listening & Communication
and Mental Health

March 10, 2018
9am – 3pm
St. Patrick's Parish
(250) 592-7391
stpat190@telus.net

November 18, 2017
9am – 3pm
St. Edward's Church Hall
(250) 746-6831
ed123a@shaw.ca

Session 3

The Grieving Process and
Ministering to Families

April 14, 2018
9am – 3pm
St. Joseph the Worker
(250) 479-7413
sjtwoffice@shaw.ca

January 13, 2018
9am – 3pm
St. Mary's Church Hall
(250) 245-3414

Session 4

Who Am I as a Pastoral Care
Visitor?

May 26, 2018
9am – 3pm
St. Joseph the Worker
(250) 479-7413
sjtwoffice@shaw.ca

February 17, 2018
9am – 3pm
St. Mary's Church Hall
(250) 245-3414

 

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