PASTORAL CARE MINISTRIES
Pastoral Care ministers are people of God who reach out to those in need, bringing a tangible sign of the love and presence of Jesus alive and active in our world today. They prayerfully strive to be channels of that love and presence so that Christ can continue to touch and care for all of us through us.
Because of existing privacy laws, St. John the Apostle parish is not notified if a parishioner is hospitalized, home bound, or enters a health care facility. We must hear from the parishioner, family member, or friend if someone wishes the support of our pastoral care team. Contact the parish office.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The proper time for receiving this holy anointing from a priest has arrived when the believer begins to be in danger of death because of illness or old age. Each time a Christian falls seriously ill, they may receive the Anointing of the Sick, and after they have received it, if the illness worsens.
The Sacrament is often received:
- Before surgery, or a serious medical procedure.
- During a long-term or terminal illness.
- Experiencing health issues related to old age.
The Anointing of the Sick is a prayer of healing, not only for our physical healing, but also for spiritual health, and for the strength, peace, and courage to bear the burden of illness. >>More information
The Bereavement Ministry is a ministry of consolation for those in our parish community who have experienced loss through death. For more information on funeral liturgy planning, click here.
MINISTERS OF CARE
Ministers of Care bring the Eucharist and the compassion of our parish to the sick and homebound. For more information, click here.
SHARE/CARE SUPPORT GROUP
Those who have lost a loved one are invited to join the "Lunch Bunch". This group meets monthly at a local restaurant for socialization and support. Check the bulletin for date and location.
Catholic Charities www.catholiccharitiesjoliet.org