“Are any among you sick? They should call for the elders of the church and have them pray over them, anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise them up; and anyone who has committed sins will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective.”
- James 5:14-16
Pastoral Care Ministry
This chaplaincy provides various opportunities for worship services for residents of the institutions.
In Corner Brook there are regularly scheduled Eucharistic celebrations (Mass) at the Long Term Care Facility and at the Mountainview Seniors Home. Due to the nature and location of these Masses, some of those who attend are from different denominations and, with Christian charity, all are welcomed to praise God as one Body of Christ. This is especially so in those locations where the Catholic Mass is the only church service available.
Thankfully a few of the religious sisters and the priests visit occasionally to help in this vital ministry. There are a few lay pastoral ministers who help out as well. We are always looking for more volunteers in this ministry. Volunteers are needed to bring Holy Communion, especially in the long-term care facilities. Also, volunteers are needed to help bring the patients from their rooms to the worship places and to return them afterwards.
For anyone interested in volunteering, training is available. Contact the cathedral parish at 634-5161.