Pastoral Care I


Father Charles Vavonese, M.Div., M.Ed., CAS
Program Director and Co-Founder

About these Videos

Serving as a Pastoral Care Minister, an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, or any other type of ministry to the sick is a special responsibility. This video provides a conceptual framework for understanding Pastoral Care so that those who serve in these ministries may do so more effectively.


Key Concepts

  • A working definition of Pastoral Care
  • The Scriptural Foundations of Pastoral Care
  • Who are the people we visit?
  • Qualities of a Pastoral Care Minister
  • Goals of a Pastoral Care Visit
  • The essential components of Pastoral Care: Active presence, a trusting relationship and Compassion