“The faithful who are ill are deprived of their rightful and accustomed place in the Eucharistic community. In bringing communion to them, the Minister of Communion represents Christ and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole community toward those who cannot be present at the Eucharist. For the sick, the reception of communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support and concern shown by the Christian community for its members who are ill”
–Pastoral Care of the Sick, 1973
ABOUT: This ministry is composed of lay women and men who bring the Eucharist to parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized, or in nursing homes.
WHAT WE DO: This ministry offers spiritual comfort to those who cannot attend Mass. While each Minister of Care receives the same training, the actual ministerial visit may vary because of the circumstances. A typical visit includes prayers, the daily Scripture readings and the reception of Communion.
SKILLS NEEDED: This is a ministry of being present to people, which requires compassion, empathy, good listening skills, and patience. Training is provided by our parish or other parishes in our area.
TIME COMMITMENT: Ministry visits are flexible and you can serve in this ministry as often as your schedule allows – weekly, twice a month, or monthly.
HOW TO SIGN UP: If you are interested in this special ministry, please contact our Parish Office at 773-767-1523.
If you wish to have your sick or infirmed loved one receive the graces of the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist, please call the Parish Office at (773) 767-1523 to arrange for visits by one of our Ministers of Care.
If you are interested in becoming a Minister of Care, contact the parish at: 773-767-1523