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Pastoral Care Ministries Home

Co-Chairs: Chris Schroeder, 268-2266; Nancy Harbach, 380-5528; Eric Surat, 343-4982


Visitation Ministry

Visit, listen, read the Gospel/Scripture, pray and take communion to patients at Lewis Gale Hospital, Brandon Oaks, Salem Rehab, Snyder Nursing Home, Friendship Manor, Raleigh Court, Pheasant Ridge, Our Lady of the Valley, Spring Tree and Richfield.

  Lewis-Gale and Brandon Oaks: Nancy Harbach, 380-5528
  Richield: Martha Dishner, 772-1925
  Salem Health & Rehab: Ann Cortsen, 389-9778

Note: If you or a family member is going into the hospital please notify the church if you would like to receive a visit or communion. New federal regulations designed to safeguard the privacy of hospital patients allow the patient to not disclose any religious affiliation on the hospitals admissions forms.

Home Visitation

Visit those confined to home. Individual or team visitation, as little as one hour per month.

Contact: Sandy Smith, 384-6836

Birthday and Greeting Card Ministry

In conjunction with Christian Formation - sending cards on birthdays and times of special need or significance.


Anointing Mass - Biannual

Contact: Chris Schroeder, 286-2266

Bereavement Ministry

To provide support for families in times of crisis, difficulties, or loss.

Contacts: Rev. Dr. Eric Surat; Marlene Vonderhaar, 380-3338; Ula Lorber, 375-8630

Ride to Mass Ministry - TBA

Contact: Wes Matthew, 915-0210

Caregiver Respite Ministry - TBA


Handicap Accessibility Ministry

Provide labor, skills and trade work to make homes of disabled and elderly parishioners handicap-accessible. Work done through TBI Family Services.

Contact: David Walsh, 342-4450