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Eucharistic Visitor and Pastoral Visitor Training
January 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm$15
Are you being called to a new ministry?
The Rev. Pam Rieger, deacon, will train laypersons for the ministry of pastoral visitation or of carrying Holy Communion to those who are ill, homebound, and/or regularly unable to take part in the local Eucharistic celebrations of their church. Sometimes we minister to those who have no church. Gifts helpful to this ministry are: a desire to listen, the gift of compassion, a hunger to serve, a love of the sacraments, and a willingness to collaborate with others who share similar gifts. Training will be held on Saturday, January 12 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s-by-the-Sea, Carlsbad. For more information please contact the Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell, DMin, 619-481-5451.
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Eucharistic Visitors carry the sacraments to those who are ill and homebound as invited by the clergy and according to diocesan canons. Eucharistic Visitors are present as the bearer of the bread and wine on behalf of the faith community. In receiving the sacraments, people who are ill and/or homebound are nurtured, strengthened and comforted.
Pastoral Visitors make home or hospital visits to members of the congregation as invited by the clergy and according to diocesan canons. This ministry of presence brings hope and healing to those who experience life crises, who grieve loss, who live with terminal illness or chronic pain. Pastoral visits are a concrete reminder of the community’s care and concern during a specific time of need.
- Complete online Safeguarding God’s People, an Episcopal training that raises awareness of emotional and sexual abuse in the church, and supports practices of awareness, prevention and reporting.
- Participate in group training, led by a diocesan deacon.
- Be licensed by diocesan authorities.
- Serve with a team of lay and clergy leaders, making visits as you are able and meeting within the organization of this ministry in your church.