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Pastoral Care

for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.

Matthew 25: 35-36

Pastoral care communicates Christ’s healing love and compassion to all, especially those who suffer in body, mind or spirit. The Office of Pastoral Care works to coordinate and promote programs and initiatives that offer spiritual and sacramental support.

We connect with healthcare institutions, chaplains, parishes and clergy for the well-being of our Catholic community. 

We connect with pastoral visitor volunteers by providing education, training and formation in order to prepare them for service in our health care facilities and prisons.  

We participate in and promote major international, national and local initiatives to raise awareness and involvement in pastoral care, including: World Day of the Sick, Pastoral Care Week, Restorative Justice Week, and other restorative justice opportunities and pastoral care initiatives in our Catholic and  ecumenical communities.

We oversee the training of parish leaders in the Called to Protect™ program to ensure a safe environment for our children, youth and vulnerable persons.

The Office of Pastoral Care benefits greatly from the guidance and support of an Advisory Committee comprised of clergy, chaplains and laity.  This group meets several times a year to further the many initiatives of the Office of Pastoral Care.  Advisory Committee members are appointed by the Archbishop for a three-year term.

Contact: Teresa Kellendonk, BA M.Div.
Phone: 780-469-1010 ext. 2443

Administrative Assistant: Natalie Rose
Phone: 780-469-1010 ext. 2130

Or email using the Contact Us button above

Events
St. John Bosco Parish, 13503 40 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5A 3L9 (map)
Vigil Prayers for Father Venturelli SDB will be held Sunday, August 20, at 7 p.m. at St. John Bosco Church, in Edmonton. Funeral Mass will be presided by Bishop Bittman at St. Joseph’s Basilica, Edmonton at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 21. He will be buried with his brother Salesians in Montreal. Livestream link for the funeral Mass will be posted at www.connelly-mckinley.com/obituary_intro.php?id=5078
St. Joseph's Basilica, 10044 - 113 Street, Edm (map)
Funeral Mass for Father Venturelli SDB will be celebrated at St. Joseph’s Basilica, Edmonton at 2 p.m. on Monday, August 21. The Mass will be presided by Bishop Bittman. He will be buried with his brother Salesians in Montreal. Livestream link for the funeral Mass will be posted at www.connelly-mckinley.com/obituary_intro.php?id=5078.