Ministry to the Sick
The pastoral care of the sick recognizes that sickness prevents people from attending the every day activities of daily living. This can include attendance at mass. At the same time the sick person reminds the community of the sufferings of Jesus and the limitations of human life.
Our concern for the sick mirrors that of Jesus who visited and cared for the sick.
When a Minister to the Sick visits those who are ill, we express the concern of the community, as we share prayer and bring the Eucharist to those who are confined to home, nursing homes or assisted living facilities.
Those interested in this Ministry are approved by the Pastor, attends a 2 day training session, is fingerprinted and has a background check. Ministers to the Sick must also be certified as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. On going education for both of these ministries is required and provided by the parish and the diocese. All Ministers to the Sick are scheduled through Elinor Tietz.