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"Bear one another's burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2).
"Suffering and illness have always been among the greatest problems that trouble the human spirit. Christians feel and experience pain as do all other people; yet their faith helps them to grasp more deeply the mystery of suffering and to bear their pain with greater courage. From Christ's words they know that sickness has meaning and value for their own salvation and for the salvation of the world. They also know that Christ, who during his life often visited and healed the sick, loves them in their illness" (Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum, no. 1).
As a family of Christian disciples, St. Mary's Church invites every parishioner to help share the mercy and love of Christ to all those who suffer in mind, body, or spirit. "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" says the Lord Jesus (Matthew 11:28).
The ministries and apostolates listed in this section are a few of the ways that St. Mary's Church reaches out to those who are bereaved, sick, or suffering in our community.