PASTORAL CARE TO THE SICK AND FRAIL
Pittwater Parish has monthly Anointing Masses or Holy Communion and Anointing at each of nine Nursing Homes in the area.
The following Nursing Homes are all visited:
George Mocklar House, Mona Vale
Opal Oceanview Nursing Home, Mona Vale
Mona Vale House Nursing Home, Mona Vale
Seabeach Gardens Nursing Home, Mona Vale
Minkara Nursing Home, Bayview
Japara Bayview Gardens Aged Care Home, Bayview
Arcare Aged Care, Warriewood
Marcus Loane House, Warriewood
Avalon House Nursing Home, Avalon Beach
Pastoral Care to the sick and frail is the keystone to all our activities in the Parish of Pittwater, which fulfills our mission statement:-
Inspired by our love of Christ,
As a community of hope we reach out
And spiritually nourish all.
From the very beginning, the church has taken special care to minister to the spiritual needs of the sick this continues today, and is an important part of our ministry in the Catholic Parish of Pittwater.
HOLY MASS WITH ANOINTING OF THE SICK
On the First Friday of each month, we have an anointing Mass for the sick.
At Maria Regina Church, Avalon the Mass is at 8am
At Sacred Heart Church, Mona Vale, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction is at 9.30am and the Mass is at 10.30am.
VISITATION AND HOLY COMMUNION
We have a team approach in the ministering of Pastoral care led by the priests and supported by the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The priests are on call to all the local nursing homes and hospitals to celebrate Viaticum and anointing of the sick to the dying.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion visit nursing homes and the housebound bringing Holy Communion to those no longer able to attend Mass.
PRIESTS ON HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CALL
Pittwater Parish priests are on emergency twenty four hour call. If you have an emergency and require a priest, you can call our office on 91570999. If it is out of hours, select option 7 for a Priest (if present) or to leave a message for him.
PRAYERS FOR THE SICK
If you have a friend or relative who needs prayers in their time of need, a phone call to the office will have their names listed in the prayer section of the bulletin.
Is any man sick among you? Let him bring in the priests of the church and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith shall save the sick man. (James 5:14-15)