The parish community is called to live the Gospel of Christ, and minister the love and compassion of Christ to all peoples. This is an important part of its mission, and often the most effective way of bearing witness to our Faith.
It is through the sacraments that we become members of the Church, the Body of Christ, and by which we are enabled to remain alive in Christ and minister in his name.
The love and compassion of Christ is ministered within the community, individual to individual, family to family. Such ministry is a regular part of how we live as community and it takes on an especial importance at times of particular need for example at times of sickness and bereavement.
At times of greatest need the pastoral care of those in need will include the sacramental ministry of the Church.