Keep watch over yourselves and over all the flock, of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God that He obtained with the blood of His Own Son.
~ Acts 20:28
Pastoral Care is the shared ministry of loving one another, of opening our hearts to the joy and the pain that others experience in their daily lives, of serving as God’s heart and hands here on earth, and ultimately, to guide one another into a relationship with God for eternity. Clergy members are the primary pastoral care givers of the parish, but as we live out our Baptismal vows, each of us is called to this ministry in our relationships with one another. New volunteers are welcome and should contact the lay leaders listed for each ministry.
When to call a priest:
Please notify the Rector at any time of personal crisis, illness, or life-changing event. HIPPA confidentiality laws do not permit hospitals to notify us when you or a loved one are hospitalized. You, your loved ones or care givers need to call us directly.
In case of a pastoral emergency, please call (716) 633-7800. After business hours, call: (716) 263-2392.