Old Catholic Tradition
Franciscans of Joy of the Gospel, ICCA
A Catholic Visitation Ministry
Latin (Western) Rite
Our Visitation Ministry is being introduced as a way to provide Catholic spiritual care to those who cannot attend regular services or feel shunned by the church as a whole. Brother Subdeacon Chris Bashaw, OFJ will visit individuals shut-in at home, in the hospital, in hospice, in nursing homes and even the homeless within the Dover, NH region.
Brother Subdeacon Chris Bashaw, OFJ has been an active registered nurse for 35 years and currently works extensively with the mentally ill, but also has nursing experience in hospice, geriatrics, and acute physical rehabilitation as well as those with substance abuse. Brother Chris holds an honorary MDiv from the Missionary Chapel and Seminary. He is also is a Certified Life Coach and CertifiedSpiritual Life Coach. Brother Chris also is a Certified Marriage and Family Counselor (Saint Gregory Academy), Certified Biblical Counselor (Saint Gregory Academy), and Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Level 3 (Saint Gregory Academy). In addition Bro Chris holds additional certifications in International Relations and Security Network (ISN), Certificate of Completion - Conflict Management and Negotiation, a Certificate of Achievement: Homeless Ministry, a Certificate of Achievement: Hospital Visitation, and a Certificate of Achievement: Nursing Home Ministry.
Brother Subdeacon Chris is available for spiritual counsel, bringing holy communion, providing the viaticum and offering weekly or monthly Catholic services at local shelters and nursing homes.
Here are some of the benefits and features of the visitation ministry:
-ANYONE can request a visit.
-Visits can be weekly, monthly, or on an as-needed basis.
-Visits are individualized and can be for companionship, dealing with a loss, bereavement, chronic/terminal illness, convalescence, relocation, caregiving, special needs, divorce, etc.
-Visits can be done in your home, hospital or facility. -Those requesting prayers of deliverance or for the sick.
-Visits can offer support, friendship, encouragement and CARE.
Please contact us and schedule an appointment or for any questions or concerns.
John 13:34-35 "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. "By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world.
Can't make Mass?
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and watch Mass live or at a later date.
Weekly Mass Schedule:
Sunday 10:00 a.m.
Holy Days Masses are held at 6:30 pm
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No one really knows for sure how spirituality is related to health.
However, it seems the body, mind, and spirit are connected. The health of any one of these elements seems to affect the others. Some research shows a connection between your beliefs and your sense of well being and recovery.
Physical illness, advancements in age, the stigma of mental illness and/or substance abuse, being homeless or having difficulty leaving your home can limit your connections to the community and feeling welcome at church. Or maybe you are LGTBQ and were you raised in the Catholic or Orthodox tradition and now feel shunned by the church? Our Visitation Ministry can bring church to you. We can bring the "Last Rite" or viaticum to your home, nursing home, hospice house, or nursing home. We can bring the consecrated host to you and offer companionship, prayer and spiritual counsel. Do you live in a community, run a shelter or half-way house, work in a local hospital or assisted living nursing home and want to offer a regular "Deacon's" Mass? We can help with that as well.
Contact us and let's start a discussion.
The Way Tai Chi System, is part of our ministry. Click here for more information. All profits go to the NH Food Bank.
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Liturgically conservative, yet socially liberal. We're that other Catholic Church with full apostolic succession, and valid sacraments.
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