Pastoral Care


Sacred Hearts follows the practice and principles for pastoral care in the various parish ministries and activities. These can be found in the ministries section of our Parish Groups. The background to our pastoral guidelines can be found in the main document ‘Called to be a People of Hope’, published and presented throughout the diocese in 2008. This, along with many of the publications, form part of our positive planning for the future.

Discussions about the pastoral guidelines for the diocese began in December 2006. Since then all parishes, schools and other groups in the diocese have taken part in the consultation ‘Seeking the Face of Christ’, with over 1,500 people coming to the various gatherings around the diocese.