Caring for the Whole Person

Caring Pastorally for Parishioners and their Families

Providing spiritual accompaniment to all parishioners and their families by being present and offering compassionate support and resource referrals in times of sickness, suffering, or approaching end of life.

Mission San Diego de Alcalá’s CWP presents:

“Dementia, Physical or Intellectual Disabilities:

Yours or Those You Love”

Saturday, April 15, 2023

8:30—11:30 a.m. in the California Room

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…” (Ecc. 3:1)

Now is the time to plan so you or your loved ones are not caught unprepared as we cannot anticipate our end-of-life challenges. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness.


We will discuss and provide resources for you whether you are the caregiver or face these complicated end of life challenges.  An excellent panel of experts from several disciplines will answer questions.


A light breakfast will be served.  A goodwill offering ($10 per person) is suggested to cover the cost of food and materials.


To reserve your place in this special workshop, contact Dr. Roberta Flynn at or call 619-980-9244 (leave message).

Your expertise can prepare a soul to meet God in peace and help their loved ones with the transition.

"The Caring for the Whole Person (CWP) parish program seeks to compile a directory of parishioners with a myriad of experiences and education to aide families requesting services. We are looking for those with experience/education in:

caring for or finding care for the sick and/or elderly; legal or paralegal (estate, medical); medical field, including Palliative Care and Hospice Care; visiting the sick for fellowship and prayer; Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC) to the homebound; EMHC to hospital patients; social workers; Occupational Therapy; Catholic teachings on end-of-life decisions; grief and bereavement support; providing loving comfort to the dying and their family; and home accessibility to the elderly.

Please contact Carmen Falcon (619-916-8476; or Dr. Roberta Flynn, (619-980-9244;; CWP Parish Co-Leaders, for inclusion on the directory which will be used to assist our parishioners. Your information will only be shared with your stated permission."


  • Provide spiritual care for the sick and dying in the home by being present, witnessing, supporting
  • Provide Anointing of the Sick; Sacrament of Reconciliation; and the Holy Eucharist
  • Help parishioners and families understand care at the end of life
  • Assist with mortuary and funeral planning


Establish a supportive community for the parishioner and family in need

  • Visit the sick at home or facility and provide spiritual, physical, social, and emotional support
  • Help parishioners and families understand care at the end of life
  • Provide Holy Communion at home
  • Provide compassionate fellowship at home or facility
  • Assist with Pre-planning funeral
  • Provide Grief and Bereavement Support

Interested in becoming a CWP Lay Minister? Contact Carmen or Roberta. (See below)


Palliative Care

Hospice Care

Catholic Moral Teaching

Catholic Ethical and Religious Ethics on End of-Life-Decisions

Advance Healthcare Directives & POLST Forms

Caregiving Services


Carmen Falcon 619-916-8476


Dr. Roberta Flynn 619-980-9244