Pastoral Care

red-phoneIn Case of an Emergency – Call 911

AND . . . PLEASE CALL US !

If you or a loved one are in need of pastoral care due to hospitalization, a death in the family, or another emergency, please contact us.

The Parish Office: (408) 736-4155  |  The Pastor: (510) 478-3554

Please contact the parish office first and let our administrative assistant know the nature of your urgency.  If there is no answer, please contact Pr. Salying directly.

Since the hospital does not always contact the church, we encourage all parishioners, especially those who live alone, to put St. Thomas in the list of their emergency contacts. We also encourage parishioners to give the church a list of their emergency contacts to ensure all are cared for.

For a Non-Emergency

Pastoral care appears in many forms at Saint Thomas and is offered by both lay and ordained.  We make hospital and home visits, share healing prayer, and bring communion to those who request it.

Healing prayers are available during most services while communion is being administered. There is also a Wednesday Healing Service at 12:10 P.M. in our chapel every week.

St. Thomas uses an electronic Prayer Chain to take special requests for prayer at prayerchain@stthomas-svale.org.  The Prayer Chain coordinator will follow-up with you with any additional questions or instructions for further assistance.  Your prayer requests will remain confidential within the confines of the prayer chain unless you advise it otherwise.

Finally, members of Saint Thomas and diners and volunteers of Our Daily Bread Free Lunch Program also have access to our on-site Social Worker, Cynthia Elliot. She holds her office hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

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