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“I was sick and you visited me” Matthew 25:36

 

 

For more than twenty years the Archdiocese of Montreal has offered a service of spiritual accompaniment for sick and elderly persons in their own homes under the name SASMAD, or as it is known in English: Pastoral Home Care. This diocesan service is confidential and free and is made available thanks to the visits of many volunteers who have received a specific formation. The growth of this service is made possible through financial aid provided by “Les Amis de Jeanne Mance” in partnership with the Archdiocese of Montreal.

 

The Service offers…

·         Home visits for spiritual or religious accompaniment, according to the expressed needs of the person being visited.

·         A respectful and comforting presence.

·         Attentive listening.

·         An eye to what is most essential, always respecting the dignity of the person, their beliefs and customs.

·         A privileged moment to welcome their personal “story”.

·         An opportunity to respond to the need for reconciliation: with themselves, with others and with God.

 

Who can ask for spiritual accompaniment?

·         Sick persons

·         Elderly persons

·         Community organizations

·         Family and caregivers

·         Workers from the health care or social service networks.

·         Anyone who is aware of a need for spiritual accompaniment.

 

TO CONTACT US

Catholic Church of Montreal

SASMAD 10120 avenue d’Auteuil

Montreal, Quebec, H3L 2K1

sasmad@diocesemontreal.org

514-272-4441

 

SASMAD Team

Responsable du service :

André Dupré 

514-272-4441

Région Centre de Montréal :

Marie Tanga

514-903-2682

Région Ouest de Montréal :

Christiane Lemaire

514-903-2683

Région Est de Montréal :

Blanca Rodriguez 

514-903-2684

Laval et Repentigny :

Veronica Dobos

438-886-5897

English Sector

Cathie Macaulay

514-925-4354

Secrétaire :

Anaclet Bahori 

514-272-4441