January 5 - November 30, 2018

Spiritual and pastoral care in homes and health care facilities.

The Qu’Appelle School for Mission and Ministry is pleased to announce an 8-part course on spiritual and pastoral care in homes and healthcare agencies. This programme will be offered over 5 weekend sessions plus a week-long summer school. It is required for those who are preparing for ministry as a Priest or Deacon, but may also be of benefit to Diocesan Readers and anyone who is interested in hospital visiting and ministry to seniors.

Session 1       Introduction to Spiritual Care

                       Defining spiritual care

                       Theology of pastoral care

                        Theodicy of suffering, healing

                        Introduction to self-awareness


                        Self-knowledge, experience

Date offered:  January 5th and 6th 2018


Session 2        Human Development and Perceptions

                        Stages of human development

                        Stages of spiritual development

                        Perceptions of self, others and God


Date offered:  March 2nd and 3rd 2018


Session 3        Setting, Ethics and Skills

                         Orientation to long-term care, hospital, assisted living and home settings

                         Isolation procedures

                         Communication skills


                         Roles and boundaries


                          Social media awareness

Date offered:  May 4th and 5th 2018


Sessions 4-6   Critical Care, Loss, Grief, Death and Dying

                         Loss and grief

                         Theological/personal reflection

                          Incident de-briefing


                          Seniors’ limitations – dementia, social and societal issues

                          Critical Care, ICU

                          Communications (questions, silence, working with staff, working with family systems)


                          Cultural diversities

                           Palliative Care/Hospice

                           Death and dying

                           Sharing Scripture and Praying with others

                           Issues – assisted death; advanced care directives and other legal issues

Date offered:  Summer School  July 9th – 13th 2018


Session 7           Mental Health



                            Mood disorders

                            Personality disorders


                            Stress-related disorders

Date offered:  September 14th and 15th 2018


Session 8            Addictions



Date offered:       November 16th and 17th 2018

Cost of the course is $1,000 and can be paid by installment.

Instructors: Dr. Margi Hollingshead

                   Rev. Lauren Miller (Nursing Instructor)

                   The Ven. Dr. Trish McCarthy

                   Canon Susan Page (Nursing Instructor)

                   The Ven. Catherine Harper

Certificates will be awarded to participants who have fulfilled the requirements of the programme.

For more information contact Archdeacon Catherine at archdeacon.catherine@sasktel.net or phone the office at (306) 522 1608 ext 8. Information is also available on the diocesan website quappelle.anglican.ca



  • Standard ($1000.00)

Required information: To complete this registration, you will need registrant's contact information, allergies or food sensitivities, emergency contact.

Registration opens November 3.