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Ministry of Care

Communion and visitation to those in the home, hospital, or nursing home.

Ministry of Care

What is Ministry of Care?  It is a group of people who have been trained and commissioned to visit with, pray with, and bring communion to those in our parish who are sick and unable to attend mass; those who are homebound, in the hospital or in a nursing home. 

John 14:23
Jesus answered: “Anyone who loves me will be true to my word, and my Father will love him; we will come to him and make our dwelling place with him.”

As a community of faith, we pray that the ministers of care always strive to be examples of Christian living in faith and conduct; and continue to grow in holiness through this sacrament of unity and love.

 

How Our Program Works

Nursing Home - Ministers of Care will visit and bring Communion to St.Edna parishioners at nursing homes in the area. 

Hospital - Ministers of Care make visits and bring Communion to St. Edna parishioners in Northwest Community Hospital on a regular basis.

Homebound - A Minister of Care will visit with and bring Communion to those who are unable to attend Mass on a regular basis.  Usually one care minister is assigned to someone who is homebound allowing a comfortable and meaningful relationship.

 

More About the Ministry

Training

Ministers of Care are usually attend training sessions by invitation or personal discernment and discussion with the Director of Human Concerns/Care Coordinator.  When training is completed, the new ministers are commissioned and receive a name tag, a pix, and a book for communion service.