Scriptures For Pastoral Care of the Sick and Dying

The wedding and funeral readings remain the most visited links on this site, long after friends and foils have abandoned me for facebook, other blogs, and even real life.

Ages ago (it seems) I blogged extensively on the Pastoral Care rites, but unlike other liturgical series, I never got around to looking at the Scriptures that ministers may use in their visits to ill or dying persons. I observe I was critical at the relative paucity of choices and a few key omissions, but fifty-eight distinct passages is nothing to sneeze at.

It took me years to get through the choices for weddings and funerals, not to mention the Rite of Penance. Once-a-week reflections might be all I can muster these days. So, this new series might finish up at the same time as the other two current ones. Since I usually put a bit more reflection and prayer into the Scriptures, I certainly won’t be posting every day. But maybe those who minister to the sick regularly will be assisted in how they serve their people.

Next up: some Easter season readings from Acts and Revelation.

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About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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