They are a small part of the pastoral activity currently undertaken by the Church
Through the pastoral activity the Church is also engaged in the personal care and accompaniment of the faithful in their day-to-day and in the most essential moments of their lives.
This accompaniment takes place in parishes and other places such as hospitals, care homes, prisons, charity institutions, family and children’s care centres, immigrant care centres, etc.
The pastoral activity, part of the Church’s missionary zeal, is a response to our country’s most specific and diverse realities: migrants (immigrants and emigrants), refugees, street workers, children and youths at risk, young people, Roma people, apostleship of the sea, pastoral care on the road, in fairs and in circuses as well as international students far from their country, care and accompaniment of families, religious care to both the sick and their families in hospitals and to healthcare personnel.
In the parishes, pastoral work centres most especially on children and young people, on married couples, on the catechumenate of adults and on the elderly.