Visiting and Caring for the Sick

Sick & Homebound Ministry

Our parish homebound ministry brings the Sacrament of the Eucharist on a regular basis to the sick and homebound of our parish. If you know a family member or friend who cannot attend Mass regularly, please call the rectory so we can visit.

Is God calling you to be the extraordinary person who would bring the Sacrament of the Eucharist to those who are homebound or in nursing homes of our parish?

Please call the rectory to serve in this ministry.

Prayers of the Faithful at Mass

At Mass we offer prayers for our loved ones who are suffering from illness or who are scheduled for surgery. You may add your loved one to these intentions. Call the rectory to make arrangements to include your loved one in our Prayers of the Faithful intentions for the coming week.

Anointing of the Sick

When a family member is hospitalized or in hospice care approaching the end of life, call the rectory to request a visit from a priest. Depending on the patient’s wishes and condition, the priest may administer the Anointing of the Sick, hear the loved one’s confession, and bring the Eucharist. There is no cost for these services.

Caregivers

If you are caring for a family member who is homebound due to illness, injury or the frailties of old age, you are performing important work, serving your loved one’s needs. You may yourself find it challenging to get yourself to Mass regularly. An Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist is a lay person who has received special instruction and preparation to bring the Eucharist to individuals who are homebound, including caregivers.