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Pastoral Care

Pastoral Care

We are here for you!  

We often describe St. Mary’s as a community. One of the ways this is most true is in our care and concern for one another during times of hardship, loss, and stress. In the Church, we call this “Pastoral Care.” In the midst of sickness, death, trauma, the birth of a baby, or any other major transition, we are here for each other – in prayer but also in action. If you think you or someone you love may be in need of pastoral counseling, special prayers, a visit at home, some help with meals or transportation, spiritual companionship, or some other kind of care, let the clergy know by calling St. Mary’s office at 415-921-3665 or emailing at office@smvsf.org.

Pastoral Care is truly a ministry of the people. We have a team of volunteers willing to cook dinners, visit, and offer rides to doctor’s appointments; another team who will bring you communion when you can’t come to church; another team committed to longer-term, Christ-centered care and companionship; and another that exists especially to help families welcoming a new child into their lives. We hope you will let us help.

Pastoral Counseling: St. Mary’s clergy are here for you in times of need. Please feel free to contact a member of the clergy during business hours. Consult the directory for email addresses, direct phone numbers and extensions or dial 415-921-3665 and follow the prompts.

Emergencies Pastoral Care After Hours: A member of St. Mary’s clergy is available to provide emergency pastoral care when the office is closed. To reach an on-call clergy after business hours dial 415-921-3665 and press 4. You will be connected directly to that person.