Healing Touch is a form of the ancient art of hands-on healing described in the Bible.
The team works in pairs to offer an energy-based, heart-centered approach to healing, working with the energy fields that surround each of us. While not a cure, it aims to promote the restoration of balance and a sense of well-being.
The Cathedral's healing touch ministry is typically offered at the Cathedral after the 10.30am service on the third Sunday of the month. Sessions typically last about 20 minutes, and are booked through the Cathedral office ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this present time, Healing Touch can only take place at a distance.
Members of this ministry are trained practitioners, and all have completed a minimum of fifteen hours of instruction in energy healing from qualified instructors of the Healing Pathway program and follow their established code of ethics.
To find out more about Healing Touch, and how you can volunteer with this ministry, please reach out to coordinator Kate Walker.
The Cathedral's Healing Prayer ministry is centered on healing through prayer. This ministry acknowledges that healing is God's work, and that those who offer this ministry are instruments of the divine presence and care for people.
Prayers for healing are offered with a posture of trust, openness, and faith that God will continue the healing ministry of Christ through the Church. Our ministry with and amongst those who are sick is about God's unfolding healing process, rather than a cure.
Members of the Healing Prayer team are typically added once a year, by a process of mutual discernment. Typically, names are proposed by current team members and the group discerns which names will be put forward to the Dean and Vicar for their consideration.
In some cases, as with the expansion of this ministry to the 5.30pm St. Brigid's Eucharist, those discerning a call to this ministry approached the Dean, Vicar, and ministry coordinators to discern ways of offering this ministry at another Cathedral liturgy.
If you are discerning a call to the Healing Prayer team, email the Cathedral office for more information.
Members of the Cathedral's Prayer Shawl ministry prayerfully knit gifts of comfort and blessing for the recipient. These shawls are often gifted to those undergoing medical procedures; those needing comfort in a time of loss, stress, or bereavement; to those going through rites of passage; and for many other reasons.
This ministry is coordinated by Cathedral parisioner Bonny Amor. To find out more about how you can volunteer, call the parish office at 604.682.3848 or send an email.
Cathedral Clergy and trained lay people offer pastoral care—a caring and supportive presence—for members of the congregation.
Pastoral and spiritual care can include home or hospital visits, spiritual direction, or more formal counseling provided by those who are appropriately trained and licensed.
Pastoral care focuses on the deep values and meanings that guide us as we live our lives, and offers a responsive presence for those wrestling with life's questions—big and small.
If you are interested in volunteering as a Pastoral Visitor please call Cathedral Vicar, the Rev. Helen Dunn at 604.682.3848 or send an email.