Contacting ClergyPastoral Care at St. Columba's is coordinated by Michele Prince, who can be reached at [email protected] or 202-363-4119 x329. The clergy rotate being on-call for pastoral emergencies. If someone is in the hospital or has an urgent need to see a priest, one of our clergy is available 24 hours a day at 202-669-4856 or by email at [email protected].
Names of those who are sick or in any kind of need are placed on the parish prayer list and prayed for at Morning Prayer and on Sundays. The Prayer Chain continues this cycle of prayer at home, with parishioners offering individual prayers for those in need. Prayers of thanksgiving are also welcome. Click here to submit your prayer request.
Visiting Eucharistic Ministers, as well as Stephen Ministers, assist the clergy in taking communion to parishioners who are unable to attend services at church. Click here to request home communion.
Most people who consider suicide have problems they think they can never overcome. They think that no one can help them and that suicide is the only way out. People who are considering suicide may feel:
- Helpless, like there is nothing they can do to make things better
- Hopeless, thinking their problem cannot be solved by them or anyone else
- Worthless, thinking they're unable to help themselves or feeling like a failure
- Hateful toward themselves
- Like they are a burden to others
- As if the pain of living is too much to bear
If you are experiencing any of these thoughts or actions, you should seek immediate support.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
If you are a Veteran, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, use the Veterans Crisis Line online chat, or send a text message to the Veterans Crisis Line at 838255. The Veterans Crisis Line provides free, confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.