Sick & Homebound
Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick
The visiting Eucharistic minister assists the priests of our parish by carrying Holy Communion to Catholics who are ill, homebound or in care facilities. The Minister's visit provides the sick or homebound person with an important link - perhaps the only link - with his/her Church and fellow parishioners.
Because of the great responsibility of carrying the Blessed Sacrament outside the Church, Ministry to the Sick is performed only by confirmed, practicing Catholics who understand the sacredness of their undertaking. This awareness shows in their manner, their attitude toward those with whom they come into contact, their personal preparation and their devotion to the Blessed Sacrament.
Ministry to the Sick is a gift both to the patient, for whom the Ministers represent the love of Christ and community, and to the Ministers themselves, who have the opportunity to care for God*s beloved children. It is helpful, though not necessary, for a prospective Minister to enjoy meeting people and encountering different sorts of situations. Indeed, nearly every time you go through a door, a surprise awaits you. It is a gratifying, humbling, heartwarming, occasionally frightening, always deeply spiritual experience.
Parishioners who would like to become involved in this ministry of bringing Communion to the sick should contact: