Care Ministries

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Care Ministries

For more information about accessing any of these ministries, or to get involved, contact Cathie Roy at 858-837-2988

12 Step Groups

Various 12-step groups meet at St. Bart’s. These are anonymous, safe spaces to find support.

Bereaved Parents of the USA

The San Diego North Inland Chapter of the Bereaved Parents of the USA is a non-profit, self-help support group for parents, grandparents and siblings who have suffered the death of a child, grandchild, or sibling.  We are dedicated to assisting grieving families toward the positive resolution of grief and to providing information and education to help others be supportive.

We gather to listen, to care, and to understand the process of grieving, as we heal and start our recovery. Our greatest strength as bereaved families is the unity we find in shared experiences that leads us out of isolation, gives us a place to belong and gives us hope that, together, we can make it.

We are a part of a National Organization www.bereavedparentsusa.org with sister chapters across the USA. No membership dues are charged, and all are welcome. We are not associated with any religious, governmental, or political group. We do not take positions on issues. Our sole focus is helping grieving families.

All facilitators are bereaved parents, and have gone through facilitator training. We welcome you. 

Visit our website, www.bpsdi.bpchapter.org, or contact Kathleen Stark (619-994-3010) for more information.

Centering Prayer

Gather to pray in the Christian tradition of Centering Prayer. Centering Prayer is a method of silent prayer, which is both a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. On Tuesdays from 5 – 6:30 p.m., join with others to practice this method of prayer in the education building, room 3A. Contact Sue or Chris Hagan, 760-745-8842.

Daughters of the King

Gather for prayer, study and sharing every third Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in the Education Building, room 3E. Contact Carolyn Armstrong for more information.

Health & Wellness

This group works to improve the physical, emotional and spiritual health of the congregation and the community through CPR/AED Training, first aid classes, health fairs, wellness events, flu shot clinic, and other mind, body, and spirit programs. Contact Rosalind Duddy for more information.

Order of St. Luke

Offers healing prayers during Saturday and Sunday services (during communion) for those who desire to come closer to God and allow God’s healing hand to touch their lives and those of loved ones. For more information, contact Suzie and Jim Farrar.

Pastoral Care & Counseling

Confidential one-on-one, pastoral care and counseling are available to all those in need by clergy on staff. Call Mother Mary Lynn Coulson to request pastoral care, 858-432-7106.

Pastoral counselors hold office hours at St. Bart’s on Monday afternoons, with sliding scale payment options. Call Brooke McGillis for more information, 619-295-5871.

Prayer Chain

Prayer Chain members pray daily in private for anyone requesting prayer--for themselves, a friend, or a family member. Email with your prayer requests, or to get involved in this ministry.

Prayers & Squares

Creates handmade quilts as an outward and visible sign of the prayers and love in a time of need. Anyone is invited request a prayer quilt for a loved one in need of healing prayer. Contact Bev Tansey to get involved, or to request a quilt for yourself or someone you love.

Grief Support Group

Open to anyone who has suffered loss in their lives of any kind. Contact Mother Mary Lynn (858-432-7106) for more information.

Eucharistic Visitors

Bring communion and connection to our faith community for those who cannot make it to church for various reasons. To request a visit from a Eucharistic minister, or to get involved in this ministry, contact Cathie Roy.

Pastoral Visitors

Lay people who practice the ministry of presence for those who are alone or could use a good listener. To request a visit from a pastoral minister, or to get involved in this ministry, contact Cathie Roy.