This year our Prayer Chain and COH members formalized Grace’s Pastoral Care ministry: in addition to the Prayer Chain, our nine-person Pastoral Care Team cares in a special way for our parishioners who are hospitalized or housebound: sending cards and notes; making calls; visiting with flowers and communion.
Grace is one of two Community of Hope (COH) International centers in Missouri. Rooted in Benedictine spirituality and sustained by clinical pastoral practices, COH trains and supports lay chaplains to care for others in their communities. Our Grace team meets quarterly for planning, spiritual reflection, and support; and, together with COH members from other local parishes, they form a COH Circle of Care providing monthly meetings and quarterly gatherings for caregiver training, spiritual growth, and community building. In December our very own Linda Russell completed COH International’s 14-week training program and was commissioned a lay chaplain! We look forward to continuing to care for the members of our Grace community even as we continue to welcome new members to the Pastoral Care team and expand opportunities for collaboration with other parishes and the community at large.
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