Pastoral Care Program
The Pastoral Care program at Our Lady of Consolation is dedicated to the emotional, social and spiritual care of our residents and patients, loved ones and staff. The Pastoral Care staff strives to maintain an atmosphere where multiple faith communities may live, pray, grieve, celebrate and thrive together. Our main focus is to be aware of, and provide for, the evolving needs of spiritual care by providing a Christ-like presence in our facility.
Pastoral Care services include:
- Ongoing support during moments of crisis
- Offering of the Sacrament of the Sick to Catholic residents and patients
- Opportunities for prayer and spiritual discussion
- Support of the diverse religious, cultural and spiritual needs of our residents, patients and staff
- Promotion of the dignity of each human person through ethical decision making
- Acting as a liaison, upon request, between our residents and patients with their local Clergy
- Bereavement support in times of grief
Mass is celebrated Sunday through Thursday at Our Lady of Consolation. This Mass is televised for those unable to join in person. Confessions are heard upon request.
Communion is offered daily by Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist to all residents and patients.
Holiday and Holy Days of Obligation Services are offered throughout the year. The Stations of the Cross are held on Fridays during Lent.
Spiritual Care Companions
Our Lady of Consolation has a special corps of volunteers, Spiritual Care Companions, who visit our patients and residents throughout their stay here. These volunteers include Spanish-speaking Spiritual Care Companions.
No One Dies Alone Program
Through the efforts of our volunteers, the No One Dies Alone program at Our Lady of Consolation provides a reassuring presence to the dying patients who would otherwise be alone. With the support of the nursing staff, compassionate companions offer patients the most valuable of human gifts - a dignified death.