At Intercessor, we are committed to ministering to the spiritual, physical, and psychological needs of our members. Pastoral Care ministries are overseen by the pastoral staff at Intercessor, but the ministry itself occurs in various forms. Pastoral visits by clergy to the sick in hospitals, nursing homes, or homebound occur regularly, and office appointments can be made for individual, couples’ or family issues in their time of need, with confidentiality. Pre-marital counseling is scheduled by appointment and marriage seminars are run on a seasonal basis. Sacramentally, grace is administered through the regular reception of the Eucharist, Anointing with Oil, and Confession with a priest, while Intercessory teams have also committed to pray for those who desire to make their needs known. Ministries for those struggling with life controlling problems like Overcomers, a Christian 12-step program, or Steps to Freedom, a healing/counseling ministry are regularly available. There are also outreach ministries to the homebound and seniors that others can participate in, such as the Good Samaritans responding in practical ways as individuals or a group to the biblical question, “Who is my neighbor, and Sufficient Grace support for those who struggle with chronic medical conditions. At In tercessor, we welcome all those who need and want help, and pray that the Lord send them in such great number that we can but only rely upon Him and His great mercy towards us.
Fr. Stephen Maloney