Belong by developing a greater sense of community among staff; Believe through activities to worship God and grow spiritually; Become involved in activities that make a difference for those in need; and Be supported with pastoral care for life's challenging moments.
We believe in a definition of Pastoral Care which is not just about supporting people in challenging times but also celebrating the good and joyful times.
Especially in times of challenge, grief and uncertainty, Pastoral Care is primarily about listening and then supporting, encouraging and guiding the person or group of people to take steps towards healing.
In terms of Pastoral Care, we:
are available for discussions about things of deep meaning
believe in being driven by the need of the person sitting before us – not our own agenda
focus on building a supportive relationship with those who turn to us for Pastoral Care
model mercy and compassion
seek to help build each person’s dignity
seek to be part of a person’s return to wholeness and wellbeing
are a presence of the Church for people who want to discuss their questions about, or criticisms of the Church
are openly Catholic in our faith, however, we never push our faith on those who are not willing to engage in a faith discussion