A Parish Perspective: Laity at Work in the Pastoral Care of the Sick and the Dying
90 Minute Workshops ~ Monday, June 3, 2019
Workshop Level: Beginner
NACC Certification Competencies: PIC7
Jean Marie Weber, PhD
University Liaison-Catholic Community, Cardinal Stritch University
This workshop will share the implications of a 2017 research study conducted by the presenter, which showed that a significant percentage of Lay Ministers indicated responsibility for the pastoral care of the sick, the dying and the hosting of funerals in their parish communities. Participants will be solicited for their experiences and views about the study results, with discussion on how to help Lay Ministers be better prepared for pastoral care work.
As a result of this workshop, participants will:
- Become aware of pastoral care ministers functioning out of the parish setting with little or no formation.
- Explore network possibilities with pastoral care providers in parishes along with others in health care and correctional settings.
- Be inspired and supported by those who are ministering to the sick and the dying.
Educational Materials (recommended books, articles, or websites for participants to review prior to the workshop)
- Now and at the Hour of Our Death: A Pastoral Letter on End of Life Decisions. Wisconsin Catholic Conference
- Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry. USCCB
- Theology for Ministry: An Introduction for Lay Ministers. Edward J. Hahnenberg
Presentation Materials (items to be brought to the workshop and/or presentation materials)
M1 ~ Pathways To Service In Pastoral Care Ministry
M1 ~ A Parish Perspective Laity At Work In The Pastoral Care Of The Sick And The Dying
M1 ~ A Parish Perspective Appendix 3