Pastoral Care - Outreach

What is Pastoral Care?

We care for our senior citizens, the sick, the homebound, nursing home patients, homeless families, and those in need of counseling; and we promote the respect of life.

Our Mission: To minister to those in our parish community who are in need of help.  We encourage and enhance economic, spiritual, and personal development, where our volunteers promote spiritual wellness and the love of Jesus Christ to others. 

Que es Atención Pastoral?  Atención pastoral, es la oficina de ministerios de nuestra iglesia donde ofrecemos servicio a los demás.  Nos preocupamos por los ancianos, enfermos confinados en sus hogares o casa de ancianos, a los que están sin hogar, los nesecitados de consejeriá y promovemos el respeto a la vida.

Ministries to the Aging, Homebound, and Sick
Pastoral Care provides information to help families dealing with aging issues, such as information on nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the area, home health care workers, Meals on Wheels, and other needs.

We also provide and support the following ministries:
Eucharistic Ministers for Hospital, Homebound & Nursing Homes


Telephone Reassurance

Nursing Home Visitation
Rosarians - come pray at the nursing home!
Nursing Home Crafts

H.O.P.E.

The Hillsborough Organization for Progress and Equality (HOPE) is comprised of 22 congregations throughout Hillsborough County. They come together to work on issues of justice and fairness.
They organize for long-term systemic change.

At this time the issues that HOPE are working on are:
-Affordable Housing
-Civil Citations for Youthful Offenders
-Elder Care

Bereavement Support Group
The loss of a loved one is life's most stressful events and can cause emotional crisis.  Our support group is available to those who have experienced a loss and are looking for a safe caring environment where they can talk with others in similar life situations.

Group meets on Sunday evenings at 7PM 
at the Pastoral Care Office - please call to inquire about dates for our next session.


201 S. Oakwood Ave. Brandon, FL (across the street from the east side of church.)
Led by Joann M. Buffignton, LMHC.


Nativity Legal Consultation
Lay Ministry

Provides an opportunity for parishioners to get their legal questions answered without cost or charge of any kind. Call the Pastoral Care Office to schedule an appointment at 813.413.8351.


Counseling
We partner with 3 licensed counselors and one registered counselor who are available for individual, family, parenting, and couples counseling.
 


Faith Community Nursing
Helps educate parishioners on health and wellness issues.  Contact Mel Obasi


Life Ministries




You can make a difference in a family's life.  Participate today helping families regain stability and control of their lives, giving them a true "hand up."
Van & Transportation Ministry

Our transportation ministry helps with rides to doctor appointments, shopping, and beauty shop appointments. 
Our Van Ministry helps those who need rides to Mass at 4pm Saturday or 10:30am Sunday.  Space is limited.  Please call our office for applications to ride.

*Safe Environment Certification required to drive.

 

Ministries to Families after the death of a loved one
Lazarus Ministry

Ministry of Presence





Alcoholics Anonymous 1-800-356-9996

Group meeting times and locations vary.


Fitness Classes
Senior Fit - (seasonal) for ladies Thursday at 10:30am

Held in the Multi-purpose room of the Youth Center.

Prison Ministry

Help us mentor and evangelize to the imprisoned.  Safe Environment Certification required.
Suffering from Domestic Violence?
Our office also provides information and help in contacting Domestic Violence assistance in the Tampa Bay Area.

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For more information on any of these ministries listed, call Bonnie Ussery Director of our Pastoral Care Office at 813-413-8351.
Email: bonnie@nativitycatholicchurch.org

Address: 201 South Oakwood (across the street from the Church campus on the East side). 

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 8:00am – 2:00pm and Friday, 8:00am – 1:00pm

Office hours are subject to change.  During the summer months please check the weekly bulletin or church website for specific office hours.

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