Pastoral Care

If you know someone in the hospital or care center who would like a visit from a member of our Pastoral Care team, please call the parish office at 608-271-7421.

The Pastoral Care Team offers a five-week Bereavement Ministry in the fall and spring. This evening series offers those who have lost a loved one a place to learn about grief within the context of their faith and to share their personal experience. We will gather in a safe, confidential, supportive, listening environment. Whether your loss is recent or not so recent, if you are feeling the need for spiritual support on your journey, we invite you to join us for this special series.

Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Church conference room

Fall 2017 Sessions:

  • Sept. 20
  • Sept. 27
  • Oct. 4
  • Oct. 11
  • Oct. 18

Please contact Deacon Jerome at 608-268-2876, jerome.buhman@stmariagoretti.org, or Terri Kysely, 608-219-3652, terri.kysely@stmariagoretti.org.

A Mass with Anointing of the Sick is held twice a year, with a luncheon following. Those who would like to receive this sacrament should call the Parish Office (608-271-7421); also please let us know if you will be staying for the luncheon (free).

Anointing

The annual Mass of Remembrance is held on All Souls Day in November. We pray for and remember all the loved ones we have lost in the previous year, including members of our own family and our parish family.

Members of this ministry pray specifically for the needs of parish members. When the need of a parish member is known, word is spread through the prayer line (telephone) and each member prays for that need.
Contact: Sarah Lawn, 608-827-8970, or you may also email a prayer request to sarahlawn7@icloud.com

Potluck Breakfasts are (most) first Tuesdays of the month after 8 a.m. Mass in the Parish Hall
Speakers are announced as each date approaches. Breakfasts are potluck and free and open to all!

Material from recent talk:

April 2018 - Dawn Grelle, patient advocate, on how to navigate the healthcare system.

Click here for handout on how to be an effective self advocate

Click here to view the patient advocacy video