Last Things:
Preparing for the end of one’s life

Pastoral Care

All of us at times need the comforting touch of pastoral care. And all of us at times have the ability to offer that touch. Each is a definite demonstration of the love of God. For that reason, our Pastoral Care ministry program provides services to you as well as ways in which you may serve. For more information, contact our Pastoral Care Associate, the Rev. Dick Rasner.

 

To meet your pastoral care needs

 

Pastoral Care Support: Call 513.621.1817 in time of need. Our clergy and pastoral care committee are always available for pastoral care visits, including bringing Holy Communion to you. Outside of regular cathedral hours, please call 513.842.2082 and leave your name and phone number. A member of the clergy will return your call. In the event of an emergency, call 513.302.5046.

 

Treatment Support: Find comfort and support in a confidential conversation if you are going through chemotherapy or another form of treatment.

 

Journey Through Grief: Receive special mailings of comfort and support during the first year following the death of a loved one.

 

Blue Christmas: A Service of Prayer and Healing: Find comfort and support when life-changing events make the seasonal festive celebrations painful.

 

For you to serve the pastoral care needs of others

 

Invite Welcome Connect Ministry: Extend the gift of hospitality to newcomers to the cathedral in various ways, including staffing our welcoming table on Sundays.

 

Parkway Place Ministry: Enrich the lives of residents through monthly Bible Study. Gladden their hearts with monthly birthday celebrations.

 

Eucharistic Visitors: Visit and minister Holy Communion to members who are homebound and unable to attend a celebration of the liturgy.

 

Companions in Christ: Provide a listening ear as one parishioner to another.

 

Hearts and Hands Prayer Shawl Ministry: Provide a tangible sign of God’s love via a hand knitted item to those in need.

 

Prayer Chain Ministry: Commit to pray daily for those requesting prayer.

 

Cathedral Cycle of Prayer Card Ministry: Send handwritten notes or cards to members as their names come up in the cathedral rotation for prayers by the congregation.

 

Seasonal Cards for Homebound Members: Send cards with a listing of services during the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Holy Week and Easter to those on our pastoral care list.

 

Seasonal Flower Delivery to Homebound Members: Deliver flowers during Advent and on Holy Saturday to those on our pastoral care list.

 

Transportation Ministry: Offer a ride to a member who otherwise could not attend Sunday worship.

 

For more information, or if you or someone you know is in need of pastoral care, contact our Pastoral Care Associate, the Rev. Dick Rasner.