Outreach to the Elderly and Shut-ins

Since its beginning, the Church has understood that care for the elderly, the sick and the dying is part of who we are.  The roots of our healing mission lay in the life and ministry of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  In proclaiming the kingdom of God, Jesus had a special place in His heart for those who were overwhelmed by sickness, entering into the twilight of their lives, or those facing death.  Time and time again, Jesus touched these people, physically and spiritually, breaking through the barrier of illness which so often served to isolate so many.  Jesus brings all of us back into community through His healing words and touch.  God's compassion and salvific healing is fundamental to the message of the Gospels.

 

The care of the sick and the elderly is one of the signs of the kingdom of God.  In the parable of the Good Shepherd, we find a reminder that compassion for those in need is at the heart of the Christian mission.  Following the example of Jesus' own actions, the Christian community strives to break down the barriers of isolation felt by those who are sick or dying, to include them as full members of the community, and to provide hope of an ultimate healing of both illness and sin.  The healing ministry of the Church directly addresses these needs through the Ministry of Care.

 

St. Uriel’s seeks to provide pastoral care to our parishioners and their families who are sick, elderly, homebound or experiencing a time of need.  We also give pastoral care to anyone who calls upon us for pastoral care.  They need not be a parishioner.

 

St. uriel’s visits many of our local Assisted Living Homes and Nursing homes.  We have the opportunity to visit and bring Holy Communion to residents of area nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and other homebound persons.  The sacramental ministry of prayer and Holy Communion is central to the work of our Pastoral care Team, but this ministry always involves being present to help out in some way, even if only to give the gift of listening and companionship.  

 

Also visit "Family Life" in on our website

 

Masses and visitations are celebrated at: 

 

Arbors Assisted Living                                            Spring Lake 9:30am Mass celebrated every Monday

Atria Assisted Living                                               Tinton Falls

Brandywine Assisted Living                                  Wall Township

Geraldine Thompson                                              Allenwood

King Manor Care Center                                        Neptune

Manor by the Sea                                                     Neptune

Seaview Assisted Living                                          Tinton Falls

Sunnyside Nursing Home                                      Manasquan 

Sunrise Assisted Living,                                         Wall Township

Village Care Nursing Facility                                NYC

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