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PASTORAL CARE / CHRISTIAN SERVICE
The Catholic Faith Community of Rensselaer places a high priority on our parishioners who are ill, homebound, facing surgery or rehabilitative therapies or are in hospice care.

The pastoral care team is led by the pastor and parish nurse. They coordinate a team of parish lay ministers who visit and bring the Eucharist to over 60 parishioners who are homebound within our faith community.

Because care-giving is a highly stressful vocation our parish offers a monthly Caregivers Group. Held on the third Thursday of the month at lunchtime, it has become a time of support and sharing. Anyone who needs to share the stress of caring for a loved one is invited to attend.

As a sign of our community’s compassion in the face of death our lay Bereaverment team assists at Rites of Christian Burial including vigil wakes, funeral and burial services. We extend to those who grieve the loss of someone dear in death a reminder that we are thinking of them on the feast of All Souls with our Annual Evening of Remembrance in which the lives of these beloved dead are remembered.

If you or a loved one is in need of pastoral care please contact the parish office at 465-0482 ext. 210.