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Brighton, VIC, 3186

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Pastoral Care

The quality of mercy is not strained.
It drops, like the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath.
— Portia, in William Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice

Pastoral care

Pastoral care — showing mercy in the name of Jesus Christ — is central to the life of Saint Peter’s. We believe that mercy is a sacrament of Jesus Christ, and that like the other sacraments, Christ makes himself present when we show love and mercy to each other in his name. As both givers and recipients of this mercy, all parishioners participate in the pastoral care ministry of the parish. It is a truly wonderful and special privilege to be part of this ministry of Christ.

For the essential relationship between pastoral care and prayer see 'Praying is no easy matter.'