Registration Open for Certificate Program

With the support of their pastor and under the direction of the parish pastoral team, the pastoral care visitor volunteer provides spiritual support to the sick, the shut-in, the bereaved or the incarcerated in either an institution or private home.The Volunteer Visitor Pastoral Care Program training will cover a basic understanding and theology of pastoral care, visitation skills, grief and loss, self care and the sacraments. It is intended for those who are already involved in pastoral care as well as those who are seriously considering this ministry: parish visitors, Eucharistic ministers, clergy, caregivers. This 18-hour comprehensive program will be offered on six Tuesday evenings, 6:30- 9:30 p.m. at the archdiocesan Pastoral & Administration Offices, beginning February 7.
Registration fee is $70; deadline for registration is February 1, 2012. Register online, or for more information call the Pastoral Care Office at 780-469-1010 ext. 2247.