Mental Health Ministry

Sanctuary Course for Catholics

We are offering the Sanctuary Course for Catholics Monday evenings from September 25- November 20 (no meeting Oct 9) from 7:30-9:00 via Zoom. This serves as an introduction to Mental Health Ministry from a Catholic perspective.

From there, we will start exploring parishes within the Archdiocese that would like to begin Mental Health ministries. However, we wanted to start with a common foundation for understanding of Mental Health. To register, click this link.

The text for the course can be found herePlease read the session outline in the text before each session.
We will also include the Powerpoint for each session below. If you wish to view the videos beforehand or see more material for the course you can register for free at: Available Subscriptions – Sanctuary Ministries (

Additional Resources- Mental Illness with Grace- A five-part series

Awareness- Acceptance-Accompaniment

Creating a safe place where people will feel comfortable in sharing their story and be supported in their spiritual journey. This course was offered during September and October for those interested in forming Parish Mental Health Ministry Teams.


Brian Caldwell



Yamilka Genao

Associate Director
Hispanic Life Ministries / Pastoral Familiar Hispana
Marriage Preparation / Enrichment
Natural Family Planning (NFP)
Ministry of loss & Healing


Jennifer Ferraioli

Associate Director, Marriage Preparation


John Kalinowski

Coordinator, Ministry of Loss & Healing