The Pastoral Care Team exists to proclaim the love and compassion of Jesus Christ by addressing the emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the Cathedral family and wider community.
Please explore the pages within this section of our site to learn more about each area of service and how you can receive support or get involved.
As a Cathedral family, we care for each other’s minds, bodies, hearts and souls through teams of lay leaders and clergy who are trained to offer care. The following Parish ministries outline St. Paul's pastoral care:
- Pastoral Care Team - A group of trained lay people who provide support, prayer and presence to the home-bound, to those with long-term needs, and who make urgent visitations to people in hospitals;
- Lay Eucharistic Visitors - Certified by the Diocese, these lay people deliver Communion from the reserve sacrament to the home-bound, those with long-term needs and to people in hospitals;
- Flower Deliveries - Lay people who prepare the previous week's altar flowers for delivery to the ill, the home-bound, or someone who simply could use a day brightener;
- Prayer Shawl Ministry- Open to all yarn heads. Make prayer shawls, lap blankets, and baby blankets filled with prayer that will be blessed and delivered to those in need;
- Card Writing Ministry- For those who love to send a little snail mail note of love, prayer, and care to those in need; and
- Clergy - St. Paul's clergy are available for personal meetings as well as visitations.
There are many and varied needs for pastoral care, and as a community we journey together through it all. Below are some examples of how we care for each other:
- Cancer or chronic illness
- Families of deployed military
- Resident of a skilled nursing facility
- Post-partum depression
- Stress of being a caregiver
- Death of a loved one
- Getting married or divorced
- Blending families
- “Empty nest” syndrome
- Becoming a parent or parenting challenges
- Relationship issues
- Being a victim of random violence
- Being abused or abusing others
- Major life decisions
- Job loss or career change
- Financial worries
- Buying or losing a home
- Trauma or natural disaster
- Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia
- Any other need for pastoral care
Contact the church office at 235-3436 for more information, to get connected with a member of the Pastoral Care Team, or to learn more about how to step intentionally into the ministry of befriending others with compassion and care.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Time : 30 minutes to 1 hour per month
Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) are licensed by the Diocese of Oklahoma to distribute previously blessed elements of Holy Communion to persons unable to attend regular worship services. LEVs represent the church to the homebound and serve as a reminder that they are an integral part of the Body of Christ. This provides a sense of connection …Read More »
Time: 30 minutes to 2 hours a month
A dedicated team that arranges and delivers Sunday's altar flowers to people who could use a little beauty in their life. Pick up an arrangement early in the week and make a quick delivery of joy!