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Pastoral Care

Caring for one another is a vital part of our faith family. Too often our society neglects our senior population and the infirmed. At COTR, we have numerous individuals and teams that work faithfully to reach out with grace and love. Visitation needs are mostly met by clergy, however we have an “Inreach to Parishioners Group” who send birthday, missing you, get well and condolence cards to parishioners.  The Flower Ministry group deliver the church flowers to shut-ins and parishioners experiencing difficult times. The Prayer Shawl Ministry group prayerfully create shawls and lap blankets.  Once or twice a year all the creations are blessed.  The clergy deliver them to those in need. We have received many thank you cards stating how much these shawls meant to those in hospital or at home convalescing. Clergy offer Eucharist and prayers to residents at Idlewyld Long Term Care Home and Chartwell Deerview Retirement Residence and lead biweekly services at Idlewyld (where both lay and clergy assist in delivering a joyful service).