St. Gabriel Outreach & Care
Pastoral Care of the Sick or Homebound
Our parish community strives to offer the best pastoral care to each and every one of our members including those who may be sick or suffering in any way, hospitalized, in a nursing home, or homebound for any period of time. The following ministries are coordinated by Fr. Chris Zerucha as a part of our parish's Pastoral Care of the Sick program.
If at any time, you or a member of your family are homebound, whether because of age, illness, or surgery, and are unable to come to Church, we have a dedicated team of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who will bring Communion to you. To arrange for an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to visit, call the Parish Office and ask for Pastoral Associate Maureen Dowd.
Hospice of the Western Reserve provides education and training with the goal of creating a comforting and caring resource for those in need. This valuable ministry is made up of caring volunteers from various parishes in our district and is focused on caring for those in our community. For more information about becoming involved in this ministry yourself or arranging a visitor for someone who is in hospice care, please contact Deacon Dan Clavin through the Parish Office.
The Hospital Visitation Ministry provides emotional support for hospitalized parishioners and their families. The ministry exists to ensure that hospitalized people are offered the presence of a lay volunteer before and/or after surgery. The ministry also ensures that those who are hospitalized for extended periods receive regular follow-up visits and calls. For more information, please contact Carol Gundelach, 216-210-5764 or contact the parish office.
To help our sick, handicapped, or homebound parishioners who cannot attend Mass regularly remain connected to the larger parish community, we invite you to become a part of our praise and intercession network. The Ministry of Intercession and Praise asks only that members include the intentions of our parish in their daily prayers. If you or someone you know would like to become a member of this important prayer team, please call the Parish Office.
The Wellness Committee is a caring team that provides a holistic approach to promoting the health and wellness of our parish. We believe good health involves body, mind and spirit In partnership with the parish nurse, we offer monthly blood pressure screening and counseling, educational programs on various health topics, staffing for the festival first aid booth and are a resource on health and wellness topics for parishioners.
The Parish Nurse is a unique role made possible through a partnership with Breckenridge Senior Independence.
Parish Nurse Pam Lewis works within the parish to meet people’s needs that may not be identified or met through other means. Incorporating the body, mind and spiritual aspects of health, she promotes wellness through prevention, education and screening. She is available to make visits, provide individual health counseling and act as a local community resource liaison. The parish nurse does not provide "hands on" care. Parishioners in need of assistance can contact Pam Lewis at the Parish Office.
For More Information Contact: St. Gabriel Parish Office - 440-352-8282