To learn how to request support, prayers, visitations, or how to become a care team member or information and resources for our seniors, please see below.
As a faith family, we strive to support each other through ministries that gently and lovingly support and care for fellow parishioners. We are here for each other in times of joy and sorrow, sickness and health, youth and aging. Some of the many ways we support one other are celebrating the sacraments both in church or in a person’s home if they are unable to attend due to illness or disability. Praying together in thanksgiving or supplication during our service in the prayers of the people, or in the hospital, home, or offsite facilities. The sharing of information about community resources by telephone, on our web page, or in person. Support through end-of-life planning referrals and celebration planning, as well as visitation and communion during illness.
How to Request Support
Any parishioner may call at any time day or night, seven days a week, in the event of a pastoral crisis such as a death in the family, serious illness, serious accident, or other pastoral emergencies. (757) 920-5489.
If possible, a priest should be called whenever a person is near death to administer Anointing and pray with the family, if so desired.
Please call the pastoral care coordinator or the office at (757)229-1111
• When someone is ill or hospitalized
• When someone is experiencing distress and needs pastoral care.
• When someone wants to discuss spiritual or theological matters.
• When someone wishes to talk to gain spiritual comfort
Any parishioner may call the church office to set up an appointment for a non-crisis visitation.
The parish prayer list is updated weekly and includes a section for both parishioners and friends and loved ones of parishioners. To include a name please call the office. Prayer request cards can be found in the pews. If you would like to receive confidential prayers, contact Martha Caruso or the clergy directly.
Other prayerful support such as Reconciliation of a Penitent, House Blessing, Thanksgiving for the birth of a child, and pastoral counseling are also available upon request.
When parishioners are sick and/or hospitalized, Pastoral Care at St. Martin’s, once informed, will be happy to make provisions for a scheduled visit. You may request a pre-surgery visit, time spent with family during surgery, and/or a post-surgery visit. In case of an extended stay, a member of the pastoral care team is available to bring communion or simply be a spiritual presence. To receive a visit, contact the office or clergy directly; do not presume that others will notify us for you.
Interested in becoming involved in one of the many pastoral care ministries?
Senior helpful resources
In this section, we will share many helpful resources in the Williamsburg area, as well as articles to keep you informed and supported in your life's journey.