For more than twenty years the Archdiocese of Montreal has offered a service of spiritual accompaniment of sick and elderly persons in their own homes, under the name SASMAD, or as it is known in English: Pastoral Home Care. This diocesan service is confidential and free and is made available thanks to the visits of hundreds of volunteers who have received special training. Faithful to God who has called us, in the Church, to care for the sick at home, we make a commitment to respond to the spiritual needs of people who are suffering, within the context of the reforms in the healthcare system, whatever their beliefs. The growth of this service is made possible through financial aid provided by « Les amis de Jeanne-Mance» in partnership with the Archdiocese of Montreal.
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The service offers…
Home visits for spiritual or religious accompaniment, according to the expressed needs of the person being visited.
A respectful and comforting presence.
Focus on what is most essential, with respect for the dignity of the person being visited and their habits and customs.
A privileged time to listen to the person’s personal story.
An opportunity to answer the need for reconciliation with themselves, with others and with God.
Who can ask for spiritual accompaniment?
sick persons themselves
family and caregivers
Workers from the health and social services networks.
Anyone who is aware of a need for spiritual accompaniment.
1335 Chabanel E.
Tel.: 514 925-4441
André Dupré – Director
514 272-4441 or 514 925-4300 ext. 503
Bérénice Acosta Samano – Administrative Assistant
Tél. : 514 925-4300, ext. 501; or 514 272-4441
Maria-Regina Melo – Coordinator
Tel.: 514 925-4300, ext. 502
Thalia Vaussenat – Montreal - Center
Tel.: 514 925-4300, ext. 506
Christiane Lemaine – Montreal – West Sector
Tel.: 514 925-4300, ext. 505
Blanca Rodriguez – Montreal – East Sector
Tel.: 514 925-4300, ext. 504
Francine Baudelet – Laval et Repentigny
Tel.: 514 925-4300, ext. 507
Cathie Macaulay – English Sector
Tel.: (514) 925 4300, ext. 354