Ministry of Care to the Sick is a pastoral ministry of caring to those who are hospitalized, in nursing homes, or confined to the home. Ministers are trained and formed to conduct pastoral visits with time to listen and pray with the infirmed and to share Eucharist.
Minister of Care Training is comprised of both virtual and in-person sessions and will be conducted in English. Attendance at all six 1.5 hr sessions fulfills the Archdiocesan requirement for Ministry of Care certification. Training is led by experienced, full-time ministers serving in Vicariate IV. This training utilizes videos produced by Sr. Jane Schlosser, RSM who leads Ministry of Care Training at the Carmelite Spirituality Center in Darien, IL.
August 4-September 8
August 4 Introduction to the Theology of Pastoral Ministry to the Sick (Virtual)
August 11 Pastoral and Practical Aspects of Ministry of Care (St. John of the Cross)
August 18 Pastoral Listening Skills (St. John of the Cross)
August 25 Theology of Aging and Theology of Grieving, Death and Dying (St. John of the Cross)
September 1 Importance of Prayer (St. John of the Cross)
September 8 Eucharistic Ministry: Theological, Pastoral and Practical Aspects (Virtual)
Registration includes materials, handouts and Communion to the Sick guide. Light snacks will be served at in-person sessions.