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Pastoral Care

Caring for the entire parish community—especially those who are sick, suffering, grieving, or isolated—is at the heart of pastoral care. At St. Maria Goretti, the Pastoral Care Team seeks to live out the Gospel message by ministering to those in need.

Pastoral Care Updates

Due to coronavirus concerns, area hospitals have requested we suspend pastoral care visits (except for possible end-of-life situations). However, hospitals have chaplains available upon request, so just let any staff know if you would like spiritual support. The Pastoral Care Team at St. Maria Goretti will also offer phone support to anyone hospitalized.

Likewise, nursing homes and assisted living facilities are suspending or restricting visits. Therefore, St. Maria Goretti is suspending all in-person pastoral care visits, although we will continue phone support.

Need Assistance or Volunteer to Help

We recognize that other means of support may be necessary at this time, particularly for our most vulnerable parishioners. If you need assistance or would like to volunteer to help for such things as picking up groceries or other necessities, please contact Terri Kysely at 608-268-2971. At this time, we are unable to offer transporting parishioners.

Resources from Catholic Charities - Respite Care Team Ministry

Pastoral Care Visits

If you know someone in the hospital or care center who would like a visit from a member of our Pastoral Care team, please call the parish office at 608-271-7421.


In the event of the death of your loved one, please contact the parish office and we will help you plan the Catholic Funeral Mass.
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Terri Kysely
Events Coordinator & Pastoral Care Coordinator


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In gratitude for God’s generosity, we dedicate a sacrificial portion of our gifts of time, talent, and treasure to serve Christ and His Church by supporting the needs of our parish.