St. Paul's Cathedral

Pastoral Care

Healing Ministry / Ministering to the Sick

When offered, this sacrament of Healing and Laying on of Hands is offered in St. Aidan's chapel at the 10:00am Eucharist during communion time. A great part of Christ's ministry involved the healing of the sick. He commanded this ministry continue in and through his Church.

Anointing with oil (Unction) and the Laying on of Hands is also offered in hospital or at home upon request.

Home Communion

The early Church often worshipped in people’s homes.  In modern times, communion is normally celebrated as part of a formal worship service.  However, if you or a loved one is unwell, St. Paul’s Clergy can bring Communion to you, either at home, in hospital or in a nursing home.

For more information contact the Church Office.

Pastoral Care

Card, Telephone & Flower Ministry
The Card, Telephone & Flower Ministry functions as part of the overall outreach ministry of the Cathedral.  We have a number of more senior members within our parish, several of whom are actually shut-in. We make contact through a card sent, a telephone call, or flowers delivered. We also recognize specific situations for all our members such as hospitalization, anniversaries of baptisms or losses, and other milestones or situations in people’s lives.

If you are interested in helping with this ministry, contact The Rev’d Dr. Virginia C. Lane by email or call (519) 434-3225 x204.

Visitation Team
Our congregation has a long history of parishioners providing support to fellow parishioners and their families during times of sickness, isolation, daily struggles, grieving and loss, crisis or transition, family changes, and stressful events.

If you have the talents of listening, prayer and compassion, or if you or someone you know would benefit from this ministry, please contact The Rev’d Dr. Virginia C. Lane by email or call (519) 434-3225 x204.

Pastoral Visits at University Hospital

The Rev'd Deacon Pat Henderson has special responsibilities for outreach ministry in the community at St. Paul’s Cathedral and on behalf of the people of the Diocese of Huron. Her ministry is to provides pastoral visits and if desired to bring communion to “out of town” Anglican patients at the London Health Sciences University Hospital Campus in London, Ontario.

If you know of someone who would like a visit - contact the Cathedral Office,  the Diocese of Huron, or contact her directly.

Prayer Requests

Knowing that someone is praying for you can be immensely comforting.  If you have a health concern, a worry, or a loved one in need, St. Paul’s is here to support you.  You can make a prayer request by calling a member of our Clergy team (519-434-3225 x 204).  To maintain your privacy, you’ll only be asked for your first name, or the first name of the person in need.  That name will be included on our Intercessions list for three months.  These names are read aloud during the Prayers of the People each Sunday morning, are printed in the bulletin, and are provided to members of the Alongsiders prayer group, whose members are committed to pray daily for those in need.  Should you wish for the Clergy or Alongsiders to pray more specifically for a particular illness, injury or upcoming event, you are welcome to provide more detailed information, which will be shared with this group only and will be kept in strictest confidence.  If you would like a member of the Clergy to speak with you or pray with you for a particular concern, please also provide your contact information, which will likewise be kept confidential.
 
You do not have to face difficult times on your own.