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.

The "Caring for the Whole Person" (CWP) initiative 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 CWP Parish Leader Carmen Falcon by email or phone at (619) 916-8476 to be included in 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 Falcon. (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