Pastoral Care Ministry
The Institution aims at giving holistic care to all patients and provides a spiritual atmosphere to all who enter here. Keeping its motto ‘Heal and Comfort’ in the forefront, the spiritual and pastoral aspect of the healing ministry is given due importance. With the active involvement of all the priests in the campus, and cooperation from the Sisters of Charity, Helpers of Mount Rosary and the Hostel Wardens, the spiritual and pastoral care ministry is carried out effectively and ardently. The Spiritual and Pastoral Care Unit consisted of Rev. Fr Felix Monteiro, Rev. Fr Melwyn D’Souza and Rev. Fr George D’Souza, OFM, Cap.
Fr Felix Monteiro
The main objectives of the spiritual and pastoral ministry are:
- To look after the spiritual needs of the patients, the students and the staff.
- To encourage and motivate the staff and students to pass on the healing touch of Christ by their good example and prayerful life.
- To instill and promote the growth of spiritual and moral values among the students.
- To enliven Christian life in the campus in such a way that those who walk in may experience an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.
- Eucharistic Service:
- 5.45 a.m. - Mass in Hospital Chapel (Konkani)
- 6.15 a.m. - Mass in St Joseph Chapel (English)
- 7.45 on week days and 8:00 a.m. on Sundays- Mass in St Joseph Chapel (English)
- Sacrament of Reconciliation:Every Thursday from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. two Chaplains are available for Confessions.
- Monthly Recollection: Recollection: On the third Sunday of every month, Recollection is held for Religious Sisters in the hospital Chapel from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
- Annual Retreat:The annual campus retreat is organized in two batches in November and January.
- Liturgical Committee: This Spiritual Animation Group meets regularly to plan for the spiritual activities in the campus.
- Jesus Youth: The active Jesus Youth group in the campus where about 150 Catholic students meet every Wednesday from 8.00 to 9.00 p.m. for praise and worship.
- Altar Servers: Around 250 students are trained as Altar Servers and their service is available at every spiritual activity in the campus.
- Weekly Holy Hour: Every Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m., Adoration is held in St Joseph Chapel.
- Counseling Ministry: Every day, one Chaplain is available during the designated hours to provide counselling to the needed students.
- Other Spiritual Help:
- Everyday the Chaplains visit the patients in the Hospital to provide spirital help.
- The Sacrament of the Sick is given to the needed patients.
- The Public Address System is used daily for morning prayers and evening rosary.
- During the Lenten season, ‘The Way of the Cross’ is conducted.
- In the month of October FMCI Family Rosary devotion is encouraged.