NEEDED: PASTORAL CARE VOLUNTEERS   AT KINGSTON GENERAL HOSPITAL  Friar David Collins, OFM Conv., is the Roman Catholic Chaplain at Kingston General Hospital.  We know how important it is to have a priest or pastoral care volunteer to visit our sick loved ones and to take the Blessed Sacrament to them while they are in hospital.   Friar David is assisted by volunteers from different parishes that arrive before 9:00 a.m. and begin with a short prayer service and then visit the Catholic patients, offering them Holy Communion or just pray with them, if that is what the patient desires.  Friar David is in need of more volunteers to serve in this wonderful ministry.  Training is provided by Friar David, along with the training that all volunteers undergo who volunteer at the hospital.   If you are interested in volunteering one morning a week, Monday thru Friday, please contact Friar David at 613-546-6900     \


Providence Care, Providence Manor Site Volunteer Opportunities

Providence Manor needs volunteers from parishes in the Archdiocese of Kingston to assist the 179 Roman Catholic Residents with their spiritual needs in the following ways:

  • A male volunteer to assist a retired priest to attend Mass in the Home.
  • Assist residents going to and from Mass at the Manor on Tuesday – Friday (10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon), which includes pushing wheelchairs and walking alongside residents who require assistance/supervision.
  • Be part of the team of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick.
  • Visit those who are lonely and be present to pray at the bedside of the dying.
If you feel God is calling you to any of these ministries, please contact Ruth Flores, Coordinator of Recreation and Volunteer Services at Providence Manor at 613-548-7222, ext. 3141 or email


The Hotel Dieu Hospital
Spiritual Health Department

is looking for donations of acrylic yarn (Sayelle, Astra, worsted weight). 
Our volunteer knitters make prayer shawls and afghans, which are then given out where it is felt they are most needed.   
Donations of yarn can be dropped off at the Spiritual Health office  
(Room 391 on the 3rd floor of the Sydenham wing) Monday to Thursday between 8:30 am -12:30 pm. Contact number 613-544-3400 ext. 2231.