Pastoral Care is part of the mission and ministry of the church. Every member of the parish has a responsibility to serve others. At St Michael Church Poplar Springs we have an active group of friendly and compassionate Pastoral Visitors who visit the sick and homebound persons who have contacted the church requesting such a visit. There are functions of this group, one to visit, the other to take Communion as an Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist. The two nursing homes within our parish boundary in Mount Airy, MD are Lorien Life Center and Pleasant View Nursing Home. A weekly communion service is conducted at Lorien each Sunday morning. Pastoral Visitors distribute communion to residents at Pleasant View on a regular, generally weekly, basis. Besides bringing the Eucharist, our Pastoral Visitors bring the message that the confined person is still considered part of the parish community and that the rest of the community is one with them.
Schedules are flexible and you can sign up to serve as little as once a month! Whenever you become aware of a need for a pastoral visit for yourself or any of your family members, please contact us.