Shepherds of St. John's
Shepherds of St. John’s is a ministry of pastoral care to our Cathedral members that offers loving support during times of crisis and celebration in times of joy. Trained, dedicated and faithful laity offer their spiritual gifts in collaboration with Cathedral clergy to care for our Cathedral family. When you have a pastoral need or become aware that a fellow member has a need, notify your shepherd or speak to one of the clergy. All information is kept confidential.
Shepherds of St. John’s Ministries are as follows:
- SHEPHERDS - laity trained by the clergy who provide a caring presence through email, US mail, phone calls, and visits, and coordinate the services of the Cathedral’s pastoral care ministries to the congregation. See our list of shepherds here.
- EUCHARISTIC VISITORS – trained laity licensed by the Bishop to take communion to members who are homebound, hospitalized or in care facilities.
- FLOWER MINISTRY – laity who prepare and deliver bouquets made from altar flowers to members in the hospital, care facilities or at home when ill, injured or celebrating special occasions.
- DAUGHTERS OF THE KING – laity who pray for the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of those requesting support. More information about Daughters of the King is located under Evangelism in this booklet.
- MEALS MINISTRY – laity who prepare (or purchase) and deliver a meal to members recovering from illness or injury, experiencing a family death, or celebrating a newborn’s homecoming.
- PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY – laity who create and deliver these tokens of their prayer and support for those in chronic need.
- TRANSPORTATION MINISTRY – laity who provide short-term transportation to church or doctor’s appointments for fellow members who are unable to drive because of age or illness.
- WHEELCHAIR MINISTRY – laity who assist those at Cathedral Residences or Cathedral Gerontology Center to and from Sunday service.
Parishioners craft beautiful bouquets from our altar flowers to deliver on Mondays to those who are homebound.