"I was ill and you cared for me" Matthew 25:36
Age and/or condition preclude the ability for some to be active members of their Church community. Because of this, some may have not attended church for some time, leaving the feeling of being left behind. The Works of Mercy Initiative brings together leaders in Pastoral Care of participating parishes to collaborate on ways to address the spiritual needs of the homebound and those in area nursing homes and other adult care facilities. Opportunities for training, enrichment and support are offered throughout the year.
You Can Help
You may know someone who is struggling with the closure or merger of their home parish, or may have been away from the parish for awhile for whatever the reason. Simply call one of our local parishes and speak to the contact person. We are excited to be able to welcome them back to a faith community close to their home, allowing us to attend to their needs, pray for their afflictions and help them to experience Christ’s healing touch.
Visiting the Sick
Those in Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Adult Care Facilities, Senior Apartment Communities and Homebound also need to stay connected so that we can provide pastoral visits for communion, reconciliation and Sacrament of the Sick.
If there is someone in your family who is in one of the above situations, and requires spiritual care, please call your parish to arrange a pastoral visit.
Schenectady Area Churches - Pastoral Care Contact
St. Adalbert's - Sister Bernadette Filter - (518)346-4204
St. Anthony's - Ronald McCloskey - (518)374-4591
St. Gabriel the Archangel - (518)355-6600
St. John the Evangelist - Anna Marie Montanaro - (518)372-3381
St. Joseph's - (518)374-4466
St. Kateri Tekakwitha - Ronald Severson - (518)346-6137 ext. 243
St. Luke's - Peg Anderton - (518)347-9955
St. Madeleine Sophie - (518)355-0421
St. Margaret of Cortona - Pat Filkins - (518)346-4926
St. Paul the Apostle - Kristin Black - (518)377-8886
Our Lady of Fatima - (518)895-2788
Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Kristin Black - (518)372-5031
Our Lady Queen of Peace - Pat Filkins - (518)346-4926