Pastoral Care

What is Pastoral Care?

Pastoral Care is how we support people of the parish and help them meet their spiritual, emotional and physical needs. We do this through visiting, praying and ministering to those experiencing a difficult time.

Some of our pastoral care ministries are listed on this page. For more information about any of these ministries, call the Parish Office:

Phone: 563-588-1433

Pastoral Care Coordinator

The pastoral care coordinator and her team are committed to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of members of the community.

If you are interested in assisting the pastoral care coordinator and joining her team, contact Alice Noethe:

Phone: 563-588-1433

Our Services

Hospital Visitation

Members of the Parish Staff visit our parishioners in the hospital. In addition to staff visits, a group of parishioners volunteer to share their gift of prayer and presence. They also visit the hospitalized on a weekly basis.

If you are going to be hospitalized or have surgery and want to receive the sacrament of the sick call the parish office. Please notify us if you are receiving medical care outside the city.

Nursing Home Visitation

Parishioners volunteer to share their presence and caring concern with those confined to area nursing care facilities. We have around 40 parishioners who are in care facilities. We mail bulletins to these parishioners weekly.

If you know someone confined to a nursing care facility and would like a visitor or a bulletin mailed to them, please call the Parish Office at 563-588-1433.

Eucharist to Home-bound Parishioners

There is an ancient tradition in the Catholic Church to extend the Sunday celebration to those who cannot be present. Each Sunday as we sing Ubi Caritas (Where charity and love are, God is there.) Ministers go to homes in our community to share Eucharist. We have around 25 ministers to the home-bound.

Please contact the Parish Office at 563-588-1433 to arrange for Eucharist to the home-bound.

Meals for the Home-bound

Parishioners work together to provide a meal each month to some of our home-bound parishioners. This program provides a healthy meal for those who cannot cook due to surgery or need assistance in meal preparation. This is another way that our community extends hospitality and care.

Card Ministry for the Home-bound

What a thrill it is for our home-bound parishioners to get mail from their community! Parish volunteers mail cards to the home-bound. We put special emphasis on birthdays, anniversaries, and special holidays.

Transportation to Mass for the Home-bound

If you know someone who is unable to drive and needs a ride to Mass. Call the Parish Office at 563-588-1433 to make arrangements for transportation.