Homebound

Ministry to the Homebound

Jesus said to them: I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in Me will never thirst.”

The Ministry of the home bound ministry brings Communion to the sick or disabled of our Parish. The faithful who cannot attend Mass are deprived of this prayerful celebration of the mystery of Christ’s PRESENCE in the midst of His people. In bringing Communion to them, the minister represents Christ and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole parish community. For the home bound, the reception of Communion represents not only a privilege but a sign of support and concern by our parish community for all its members.

The Sacrament that is brought to the homebound is an extension of the Eucharist celebration at our daily and Sunday Masses. The obligation and desire to visit and comfort those who cannot take part in the Mass is clearly demonstrated by being “sent forth” by the Presider with the Eucharist to our homebound parishioners.

To become a homebound minister you will need to attend instruction that will allow you to be commissioned by the Pastor. The time commitment is about one hour plus a week. Seasonal residents are welcome to participate.

“If anyone eats this bread, he will live forever.”