Pastoral Care


The Pastoral Care Commission seeks to follow Christ’s message to  love one another.  “Pastoral” is a word that expresses concern for the orderly care of Christian congregations and our mission is to engage our faith community members with one another.


Bereavement Assistance Team for Receptions (“Church Mice”)

Provide receptions for funerals and memorial services. You may refer to the Memorials and Funerals Book on St. Philip’s “Special Services” page or  E-mail Joyce.

Community of Hope   CofH logo

The Community of Hope Ministry team offers pastoral care through prayer and service, grounded in Benedictine Spirituality. The team has been commissioned and is now serving in pastoral ways.  Our ongoing Circle of Care meets on the second Tuesday of every month and is facilitated by Bob Stanton (E-mail Bob). For more information, contact Bob. Link to Community of Hope International is here.

Condolence Writers

Write letters and send grief materials on behalf of St. Philip’s community to those dealing with the loss of a loved one. E-mail Judy

Daughters of the King logo

Daughters of the King is a 130-year-old Episcopal/Anglican lay women’s religions order. There are 26,000 members worldwide, all of whom take vows of service and of daily prayer. New members and visitors are always welcome at meetings! We meet at 10:15 on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month in the Bride’s Room. St. Philip’s, Faith Chapter, contact: E-mail Liz.  International Daughters of the King web site, click here.

Faith Community Nurse

The Faith Community Nurse promotes health, healing, and wholeness within the congregation by being “truly present” — listening to what a persons says and does not say and traveling with that person on their journey to well-being. E-mail Carol

Hospital Visitors

Visit hospitalized parishioners Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week. E-mail Jim

Eucharistic Visitors

Take communion on the second and fourth Sundays to people who are homebound. E-mail Bob

Mental Illness Ministry (MIM)

Developing a caring faith community through education, hospitality and a warm welcome to everyone affected by mental illness, and support for individuals and their families.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Knit prayer shawls for people who are ill or grieving. E-mail Helene

Recovery Ministries:

12-Step Groups

Recovery groups meet six days a week on campus.

La Casita Counseling Center

Team of licensed professional counselors who provide individual, couple, and family counseling. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call Charles Gillispie, MFA/LISAC, at (520) 390-4860 or E-mail Charles

Support Groups:

Family Caregiver Support Groups

Give caregivers support, the opportunity to learn new skills and techniques, and information about helpful community resources.

Walking the Mourner’s Path  wtmp logo

Are you seeking comfort and healing after the death of a loved one? Walking The Mourner’s Path program supports people who are in grief through a series of Eight Weekly Workshops. Together in the small group, the individuals acknowledge the pain and brokenness, recognize that each journey through grief is unique, share stories, experience both tears and laughter, and find healing and joy.  E-mail Cameron or For a slide show on Walking The Mourner’s Path, click Walking The Mourners Path.

Health Ministries:

Jewelry Classes

A place to explore creativity, communication, and personal expression. E-mail Doris. For more information about this ministry, click here.

Pottery Classes

One of the best adult pottery programs in Tucson, we provide a nourishing environment where people can relax and get in touch with the joy creativity offers.  Working with clay is energizing, brightens the spirit and bolsters self-confidence and self-respect. We emphasize “no judgment.” You learn at your own pace and we’re here to help you make what YOU want! We welcome beginner to advanced hand-building students and have state-of-the-art tools and equipment. Because people live busy lives, we offer flexible hours!  A wonderful place to make new friends and feel supported in your creativity. Pottery website is at E-mail Pam

Senior Exercise

Low impact, gentle workout for men and women 50 and over. E-mail Pat