Health Care Ministry

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The Office of Health Care Ministry supports the ministry of those women and men designated to provide pastoral care to patients and their families/loved ones in health care facilities within the Archdiocese of Boston. It also collaborates with parishes in their outreach to the homebound sick and aged, the dying, and nursing home residents.

The Office's activities include: information and referral services, publication of two newsletters - "Listen for chaplains" and "The Pastoral Visitor" - for parish pastoral visitation coordinators, a job bank and referral service, training and outreach programs for pastoral volunteers, educational gatherings and the maintenance of a small library of pastoral care journals, tapes and other materials.

The Director, Deacon James F. Greer was appointed in 2008.