Pastoral Care Ministries

Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.  Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus...for it is God who is at work in you.Philippians 2: 5-13

Pastoral care derives it name and nature from the meaning of shepherd and suggests the work of the shepherd with the flock. That is why Cannon Law speaks of Pastoral Care as a necessary service for parish life. The Pastoral Care Ministries at St. Simon bring the church community to those who, in the short term, have become sick, have had a mishap, or have suffered a loss. They also assist long term situations where parishioners are no longer able to attend, worship, and pray with our Church community on a regular basis. Our Pastoral Care Ministers serve in supportive and practical ways such as visits, bringing Communion, providing meals, as well as supplying parish literature and news of events and activities.

Because of privacy laws, St. Simon parish is not notified if a parishioner is hospitalized, home bound, or enters a health care facility.  We must hear from the parishioner, family member, or friend if someone wishes the support of our pastoral care team.  You may call the rectory office at 650-967-8311 or complete the Contact Us form so that we can hear from you by email.