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Pastoral Care

No one should EVER feel alone. Maybe someone has experienced a loss, or a child goes away to college, or there is a big winter storm and it is not possible to shovel the snow or a parishioner just had a baby and feels alone and depressed.  We are here.


Our clergy are always available to visit with those in need. Whether you are simply going through a rough patch or are gravely ill, the Rev. Michael B. Dangelo or the Rev. Emily Garcia can provide a sympathetic ear and Christian advice. They can also offer appropriate referrals for other specialists. Counseling with a priest is a good first stop on any difficult journey.Feeling alone happens all the time for many reasons. At that time, you want to reach out to someone but question who will listen, who will really care. The Pastoral Care Committee of the Redeemer and our priests Rev. Mike and Rev. Emily are here for you!

Redeemer Helping Hands is a committee of over 30 men and women who work with the priests of the Redeemer to help members of our parish. We are confidential and always available to listen and be supportive. We will provide meals, drive a parishioner to an appointment, listen to a parishioner if they need company and even babysit. We have read stories to parishioners when they are hospitalized and even brought members of the parish to the ER. We are here for anyone who needs help or support.

When a parishioner needs help, Rev. Mike and Rev. Emily are the first ones to contact. The Redeemer Helping Hands emergency number is: 617-383-9716. Anyone who wants to help others is welcome to join the Helping Hands Committee. There are so many ways to participate! Do you enjoy cooking? talking to friends? driving? listening? offering advice on healthcare and being an advocate for someone? or just being alert to an individual who needs support but doesn't want to ask for it? If so please call the Parish Administrator at 617-566-7679 who will be in touch with the committee. We will find a place for you on the committee.

We are the people who listen. We are here for you! You should never feel alone.

Prayer and Help

Please email our Parish Administrator, Barbara MacDonald at office@redeemerchestnuthill.org to add a person to the weekly prayer list. This prayer list is published in our weekly news email, our weekly worship leaflet, and our monthly newsletter. Please specify whether you would prefer the whole name listed or first name only, whether or not the prayer recipient's relationship to the requester should be listed, or if the request should not be publicized but made known to the clergy.

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379 Hammond Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
PHONE:  617-566-7679
FAX:  617-566-6678
office@redeemerchestnuthill.org

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