Pastoral Care Co-ordinator

An extensive Pastoral Care program has been in place for all of our facilities.  This program has been awarded 5 Better Practice Awards from the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency.

Pastoral Care is the healing, sustaining, guiding and reconciling activity based on the Biblical concept of God’s “Shepherd” relationship with his people. God is often portrayed as the Good Shepherd, providing to all his people their needs and as the one who gently leads us on through life, protecting us from harm.  Another Biblical image is that of the Good Samaritan. The Good Samaritan was a courageous man and from him we take our lead, as someone who understands; someone who enters into a relationship with the other; someone who relates to others and someone who receives strangers.

The role of the Pastoral Care Coordinator and team is one that brings hope, and helps calm the fears during times of special needs. As at any time, anyone of us can be confronted by uncertainties and life experiences which threaten to exhaust our emotional and spiritual resources.  

These and our Catholic Care of the Aged Vision and Mission Statement are the guiding images of the Pastoral Carer.  CCA acknowledges that religion plays an important part for many, although not all people express their spirituality through religion. Spirituality expressed through a range of mediums such as prayer, church worship, music, art, meditation and through the environment.  CCA recognises, respects and supports both spiritual and cultural diversity, offering spiritual care for people with other faith traditions and those who express no faith.

As well as being a Sister of Mercy, Sr Anne is a qualified counsellor with many years experience in counselling as well as teaching