Pastoral Training

There is a comprehensive training program in which each volunteer participates.  On the completion of training each volunteer member of the Pastoral Care Team receives a "Certificate of Pastoral Ministry to Ageing Persons".

The Pastoral Care Training Program covers:

  • Vision & Mission of St Agnes Parish and CCA
  • Person centred Philosophy
  • Stages of the life cycle
  • Ageing in the Context of the Life Cycle
  • Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Loss and Grief
  • Dementia
  • Spirituality of Ageing
  • Holistic Care
  • WHS and Infection Control

In addition to this training program ongoing training and support is offered regularly. Meetings are held monthly.

We are always looking for suitable volunteers who are interested in joining our team.  If you are interested please contact:-

Sr Anne Hannigan on (02) 6589 9814 or email her at