Pastoral Care Committee

The Pastoral Care Committee (PCC) was established in 1997 as a result of the Task Force for the Diocesan Millennium Study. The purpose of the Committee is to address and coordinate the ministry of pastoral care to the sick and suffering in the parishes of the diocese.

“Pastoral Care provides support to meet spiritual, social and emotional needs of parishioners and those within the parish boundaries. Pastoral Care Coordinators work collaboratively with their pastors to responsibly care for parishioners.”–Cathy J. Weidmaier

Committee Members:
Deacon Rich Akins
Fr. Bryan Amthor
David Butel
Deacon Mike Lewis
Deacon Michael McLean
Cecilia Richardson
Rev. Charles N. Rowe, Vicar General
Christine Sanders
Cathy J. Weidmaier, Chair
–Members of the Committee are volunteers. The Committee is responsible to the Bishop.

Key activities of the Committee include:

  • Identify and encourage standards for pastoral care ministry.
  • Develop and/or identify an educational program/periodic training for parish staff involved in pastoral care ministry.
  • Plan for one Day of Reflection (November) for parish ministers and staff.
  • Serve as a resource and support for parishes who are responsible for Catholic pastoral care ministry.
  • Provide resources for various pastoral care needs-spiritual directors, counselors, and other essential elements.

Upcoming Events

Day for Parish Staffs: Serving God’s Mission
October 28, 2021, 9am – 1pm, St. James Catholic Church
309 S. Stewart Rd., Liberty, MO

Session 1: God’s Mission Has Us
– David Butel, Pastoral Associate, St. Thomas More Church

Session 2: Equipped for Mission: Tools for Spiritual Growth
– Fr. Donald Gibbs, OSB

Past Events:

October 8, 2020: Pastoral Care Day of Reflection

Zoom Presentation: The Five Stages of COVID Isolation: The Psychology of Adjustment and Adaptation – Charles D. Rhodes, PsyD, EdD

Watch and/or download the presentation recording

Download the PowerPoint presentation: The 5 Stages of COVID19 Isolation

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