The main task of the Church has always been to support people, guiding them and being present in the situations that they meet in the different stages of life.
Pastoral care takes place in personal conversation, but also in prayer. It involves hearing encouraging and inspiring words from the Sacred Scripture, receiving the Sacraments and social support.
The goal of pastoral care is to encourage people to find salvation and healing, purpose, happiness and new ways of coping with life.
If you need pastoral care, priests of the Catholic Church are always willing to talk with you. For more information, please contact your parish priest.
You might also find it helpful to speak with someone in one of the various lay movements which are active in the Church in Iceland. For more information click: Community activities and lay people's groups.
If you known old or sick people who cannot go to church but want a priest to visit them, please inform your parish priest.
For blessings of households and cars, please contact your parish priest.