St. Stephen Parish
The primary responsibilities of our Pastoral Care Minister are to provide compassionate leadership and supportive formation for the volunteers who help with the parish’s care for the elderly, sick, homebound and dying. The Pastoral Care Minister needs to be a flexible person, as sometimes evening and weekend meetings may be required, e.g., for training sessions for volunteer and church meetings. As with all ministries within the Catholic Church, the person must be willing to help when needed in other aspects of parish ministry, and work collaboratively with other ministers. Our hope for this position is, all parishioners in sickness and in health will know they are loved by God as seen through the care given to them.
Integrated within all of the essential functions of your job is the duty to evangelize the Good News of the Gospels. While you may not be a member of this Catholic Faith community, it is essential to your job that you respect and support the mission of the Church at all times during the course of your employment. It is essential that you exhibit personal integrity, honesty, and compassion and make decisions in an ethical framework consistent with the Catholic Faith, teachings, and traditions, so that by your example, you will teach and spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. It is further essential that you attend all staff retreats and other religious gatherings even if you are not a member of the Catholic Faith.
The essential duties and responsibilities of this ministry will include, but not be limited to the following:
- To collaborate with Pastoral Team members in determining the Pastoral Care needs of the parish community.
- To establish guidelines for all Pastoral Care service ministries and programs.
- To provide ongoing formation, training, development, supervision and support to a team of volunteers dedicated to serving in the Pastoral Care Ministry.
- To administer the Network of Pastoral Care Ministries of the parish.
- To insure an adequate program of visitation for the sick and homebound in hospitals, nursing and retirement homes.
- To ensure an adequate program and ministers who bring Holy Communion to the sick and homebound.
- To ensure that the Pastoral needs of the sick and dying are being met.
- To plan pastoral care ministries schedule.
- Maintain Monthly Schedule/calendar for assignment of volunteers for Brandon Regional Hospital
- Maintain records and update Safe Environment requirements as needed for the Parish and update with Administrator of Faith Formation and Parish Manager.
- Maintain confidentiality in all aspect of volunteer and parish information
- Answer requests for Catholic Visitors to the Sick and Homebound and facilitate clergy visit.
- Assist in training of new Pastoral Care volunteers
- Attend parish staff meeting.
- Work with the Diocese and attend Diocesan seminars.
- Other duties may be assigned as needed.
The following is a brief overview of the ministries we would work with:
- Bereavement: A support group that assists families at time of death, helping assist at making Mass arrangements at funerals.
- We have Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion that take Holy Communion to the homebound, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and we assist Nativity Catholic Parish, by bringing Holy Communion to patients once a week.
- Faith Community Nursing: Helps to educate our Parish on health and wellness issues and provides blood pressure monitoring.
- Nursing Home Visitation: Weekly visitors to provide socialization and fellowship to the parishioners.
- An openness to collaborating with other staff
- Proficient at communication, computer skills, a heart to serve
- Leadership skills
- Be intuitive in your surroundings
Candidate must successfully pass a Level II FBI Background Screening and complete Safe Environment Training
To apply, send resume to: email@example.com