Spiritual Care Services
Spiritual Care Coordinator
55 Diefenbaker Drive
Moose Jaw SK S6J 0C2
|MINISTRY OF PRESENCE
Physical presence, which is sensitive to the needs of the client or resident, encourages the consciousness that one is not alone in the midst of the challenges that are a consequence of change and illness. To be present is to be supportive.
MINISTRY OF LISTENING
Those who are aging and ill sometimes find themselves feeling out of control. They ponder the meaning of life, searching for answers, for peace, for wholeness, and for God. At such times a friend who listens without judgement can be a key factor in the healing process. It is therapeutic to have a listening companion.
WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY?
Spirituality defies a simple and universal definition and understanding. It is unique to every individual. Whereas religion embodies a particular system of beliefs, creeds, rituals, and worship forms, spirituality addresses the individual. It offers the self personal meaning and purpose to both life and death. Both religion and spirituality cooperate together to bring about this end.
All persons experience spiritual needs, whether or not they are part of a formal religious organization. Every individual is a spiritual being. Spiritual Care Services encourages the awareness and development of each person’s own spirituality. Although often nurtured and expressed within an external religious framework, spirituality entails personal appropriation and may be expressed in subjective ways such as the love of beauty, music, art, nature, or family.