Pastoral Care

  • Pastoral Care

    Prayer Chain – Please call the Parish Center 585-352-5481 to request
    prayers for those in need.


    Are you considering being a volunteer?

    Do you possess the gift and talent of empathy, compassion, and confidentiality along with good listening skills and a willingness to be a presence to those who are often isolated? Some ministry areas require specific training and/or Creating a Safe Environment (CaSE) training.





  • Ministry Areas

    Caring Friends Ministry - When a death has occurred, families need to know that they have the ongoing and caring support of the parish. Therefore, a “Caring Friends Ministry” is being established. Soon after the funeral a member of the “Caring Friends Ministry” will call the family, offering condolences, a listening ear and an offer to visit. If you are interested in helping with this ministry, please contact the Parish Office to leave your name and contact information.

    Homebound Visitation Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound (EMH) bring Holy Eucharist communication to parishioners who are unable to participate in weekly liturgies and events. Parishioners may be homebound after a hospitalization, illness, or challenges with aging. The EMH team additionally visits those parishioners residing in rehab or assisted living facilities.

    Hospital VisitationThe Hospital Visitation Team members assist staff as a part of Pastoral Care Ministry, in outreach to St. John's Spencerport parishioners hospitalized to assure that they remain a vital part of our parish community.

    Prayer Shawl Ministry - Do you know someone who would benefit from one of our “Hand-Made Hugs”? You can give one to ANY one, for ANY reason! Our group of knitters and crocheters have a stash of completed projects (shawls, lap robes, baby blankets, etc.) that have been blessed by Fr. Peter and include a prayer card and a brochure explaining our ministry.please send an email to stating when you would like to stop by the Parish Center to choose your gift.
    Sonshine Club – Be a part of our encouragement, get well and sympathy team who send cards when appropriate.

    Lazuras Ministry - (Funeral Luncheons) This group of parishioners offer funeral luncheons after the funeral Mass in the parish center (which accomodates about 50 people) Volunteers are welcome to join this ministry.

    Please call the Parish Center 585-352-5481. The only requirement for this ministry is the spirit of hospitality, as we are always looking for new faces!