Pastoral visitation by our priest is scheduled according the needs of the congregation.
- Pastoral emergency visits to a hospital or care setting can quickly occur, but our priest needs to be notified. In the event of a pastoral emergency, please call Fr. John’s cell number at 410-919-8231 for a quick response.
- Non-emergency visits, either to a care setting or home, are scheduled on a rotating basis. If a home-bound parishioner desires a visit, contact Fr. John.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEV’s) are trained and licensed to take the sacrament to people unable to attend church. A rotating schedule of LEV’s visit the home-bound, or those in a nursing facility or hospital.
Altar flowers are frequently delivered and given to parishioners who have recently been hospitalized or are considered home-bound.
Card Ministers brighten the day of our shut-ins with correspondence. Handwritten cards and letters keep them the home-bound connected to the parish.
Aftercare Ministers will provide a few simple meals to a parishioner who returns home after a hospitalization. If a parishioner is in need of meal assistance due to a short-term incapacity, contact the church office.
Parish Nurses provide monthly blood pressure screenings in the Parish House between Sunday services. In the past, they have also participated as health educators and organized discussions on a wide variety of health topics.
Funeral hospitality is a component of our bereavement assistance. Upon request, the ECW will host a funeral or memorial reception, in the Parish Hall, after a parishioner’s funeral service. Details about the cost and availability of the Parish Hall need to be discussed with the priest at the time of the funeral planning.
Prayer Board, Prayer Lists and Prayer Pew Cards provide parishioners and visitors to St. Mary Anne’s the opportunity to ask for prayers for individual needs. The prayer board is located in the Parish Hall and welcomes both visitors and parishioners to post specific prayer requests. Our parish administrator, Vestry Person of the Week (VPOW), and priest, also receive prayer requests that are added to our weekly prayer lists. Then, those in need of prayer, are mentioned during the “Prayers of the People” portion of our worship services.