Now someone’s listening, I feel valued, content and safe.
Our VMCH Pastoral Care Team is here to support you, whichever faith, nationality or culture.
Pastoral Care is about having someone there. To listen or sit silently with you, help you through grief and loss. Someone will be there to pray with you and support you as you adjust to changes in your life.
We can also put you in contact with a Priest, Minister or Chaplain and follow-up requests to receive your faith’s blessing of the sick.
“Our work can see people at their most vulnerable… we work hard at really understanding the ‘whole’ person, what’s important to them and how they want to live their lives.”
– Bridget O’Shannassy, General Manager, Mission
Pastoral Care Student Companion Program
Through this program, students visit our aged care residences to spend time with our residents, supported by pastoral care team members. We currently have established associations with Australian Catholic University and Holy Family Services in the development of the Companion Program.
Pastoral Care Volunteers
Our Pastoral Care Volunteers help with sacramental support, site visits, reading and recording material onto cassettes for vision impaired people. Are you interested in volunteering with Pastoral Care Services? Get in touch with our Volunteer Services