What is Pastoral Care Ministry?

The purpose of the Pastoral Care and Outreach ministry is to facilitate the work of the Church by reaching out to meet the special needs of the sick, the frail elderly, the homebound, and those who are experiencing loss. This Pastoral ministry also fosters community and social awareness through its Food Box Program, the Peace & Justice Commission, and the Welcoming Ministry.

Therese Lehane is the Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach, and can be reached by calling (408) 289-9617.

Residential Care/Nursing Facilities Ministry

St. Martin of Tours Parish has six care facilities within its boundaries. Our ministers, commonly known as “nursing home ministers,” bring Eucharist and caring social support to the residents, arrange for the anointing of the sick, and set up for the monthly Mass celebrated by our parish priests. Volunteers are always welcome for this vital ministry of Christ’s compassion.


Click on the following Pastoral Care Ministries to learn more:

Befriender Ministry
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Welcoming Ministry
Pastoral Care Commission