Christians are to be 'pastoral' towards one another by caring and praying for the needs of others. You may be interested in volunteering as a member of the Prayer Team or become licensed as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor (LEV) to offer such care and prayer. Volunteers are also called upon to go and visit those in assisted living, nursing homes, their personal residence, recovery units or the hospitals. This is time well spent and a blessing to assist the clergy so that everyone feels they are loved and given Pastoral Care.
Lay Eucharistic Visitor (LEV)
We enjoy taking the Blessed Sacrament of our Lord to those infirmed and/or elderly who are unable to come to Church. This is in accordance to when Jesus said, "When you visited these [the sick, the disabled, the widows and the elderly] you visited with me." If you have the time to make such visits, becoming a LEV may be one of the most rewarding opportunities you have ever decided to take. The "Safeguarding God's Children" course along with being trained by our clergy are prerequisites.
When someone asks us to pray for them,...we do! A team of committed prayer warriors pray on behalf of hundreds of requests every year at Calvary. They meet monthly to discuss the needs and faithfully lift up those needs to the Lord. Prayer is our most important exercise as Christians and the Prayer Team makes this a priority for our community to feel supported and loved.
If you would like to learn more about the Pastoral Care Commission, contact: