Shut-Ins and Homebound Ministry is the work of a committed group of Extraordinary Ministers who reach out to the sick, the hospitalized and those confined to institutions of health care.
On a weekly basis, ministers bring Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners and to senior residences in the parish, to include their private homes, an assisted living facility, or nursing home facilities. We also have ministers that make regular visits to the local hospitals.
What does it Mean to be an Extraordinary Minister to the Sick?
Ministers are prepared to offer a Communion service and to bring the Eucharist respectfully and compassionately for those they visit. In doing so, they share with those who can no longer come to the table of our family in faith, the Eucharist, bringing them comfort and strength during a time of illness. The people we visit are grateful for not only our visit, but the opportunity to share in us and for the Lord. In this ministry we receive far more than we give. Ministers are chosen for their integrity, their empathy, their humility and their devotion to the Eucharist and our homebound.
We can always benefit from the blessing of others who wish to become trained as Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick. If you would like to become involved please contact the office so we can help you begin tihs powerful ministry.