Important Mercy Parklands Updates:
Our chaplaincy and spiritual care team supports our residents, residents’ families and our staff no matter the religious tradition, faith or culture.
At many stages on life’s journey we may have to reassess or reclaim what matters to us. Our chaplains welcome and support residents in that journey.
While many of our residents practice a religious faith, for others their spirituality is expressed through music or art, their social life, gardening or the outdoors, and through skills acquired during a lifetime of achievement. We honour their special gifts and support their wellbeing.
Our chapel is a still, quiet place, open to all for worship, prayer and reflection. Residents are welcome to attend services in the chapel and to spend time there.
Local clergy celebrate Mass in our chapel on Sunday and some days during the week. On other days there is a Liturgy of Holy Communion. If residents are unable to get to the chapel one of our Chaplains will bring Holy Communion to their room. Anointing Mass is celebrated every four months and Reconciliation is also available during the year.
We offer a range of opportunities for individual prayer and community worship. In addition an Anglican priest and a Presbyterian Minister each visit monthly to conduct a Service and to visit residents. We can also arrange visits from a kaumatua, minister, pastor, elder or other faith leader.
Death and Dying
The approach of death is a time of deep significance for the person coming to the end of their life and for family and friends who surround them. Our specially trained Chaplains offer support during this time, helping with practical details that may arise.
Our remembrance service is a valued time to remember those who have died. It is a time to come together to honour and celebrate those whom we have loved and cared for and to acknowledge the continuing process of grief. This service is held twice each year and families receive a personal invitation to this special event.