Diocese Of Metuchen Announces Workshop

PISCATAWAY – The Diocese of Metuchen will host a liturgical formation workshop on the topic of Pastoral Care for the Sick for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion on Saturday, Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to noon at the St. John Neumann Pastoral Center.

Catholic chaplains, who serve in medical facilities in the Diocese of Metuchen, will share their experiences and pastoral perspectives on this ministry with participants. Guidelines, rites and pastoral practices for those who bring Holy Communion to those who are sick in hospitals and other health care facilities as well as to the homebound will be reviewed. Scheduled presenters include: Rev. John J. Morley, Chaplain, Raritan Bay Medical Center; Deacon Joseph Moscinski, Chaplain, Carrier Clinic; and Clare Giangreco, diocesan Director of Liturgical Formation.

A program of the diocesan Office of Worship and Episcopal Ceremonies, the event is co-sponsored by St. Peter’s Healthcare System, Hunterdon Medical Center, JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center and Somerset Medical Center. These sponsorships enable the participants to attend at no cost.

The workshop is open to all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion as well as priests, deacons and others who are interested in learning more about and/or potentially becoming involved with this important ministry.

Admission is free but pre-registration is required. Registration form is available for download at www.diometuchen.org. For more information, call 1-732-562-1990 ext. 1634 or email worship@diometuchen.org.

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