Communion to the Sick and Homebound

 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and God of all encouragement, who encourages us in our every affliction, so that we may be able to encourage those who are in any affliction with the encouragement with which we ourselves are encouraged by God.  For as Christ's sufferings overflow to us, so through Christ does our encouragement also overflow.  If we are afflicted, it is for your encouragement and salvation; if we are encouraged, it is for your encouragment, that we suffer.  Our hope for you is firm, for we know that you share in the sufferings, you also share in the encouragement."  - 2 Cor. 1:3-7

 

Care Ministry

Care Ministry is a community role and responsibility to God's unconditional love for each of us, fostered and nurtured by our parish faith community.  Care Ministers prayerfully bring the love of God into people's lives by providing a listening presence and care to those who are facing a time of loneliness, trauma, or personal loss.  Care Ministers bring the Good News that nothing can separate us from the love of God through Jesus Christ.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does a Care Minister do?

A. Care Ministers visit persons who are sick, lonely or suffering in some way.  They care, listen and offer a compassionate heart.  They do not counsel or offer advice.  Sometimes a Care Minister may bring Communion if they feel comfortable doing so.

 

Q. How often does a Care Minister visit?

A. Usually one hour per week to once per month depending on need.

 

Q. How confidential are these visits?

A. Absolutely confidential.  What is said during a visit stays with the Care Minister.

 

Q. Who does the Care Minister typically visit?

A. Persons who are grieving any kind of loss; nursing home or homebound; anyone who needs a listening, compassionate ear.

 

Q. What kind of training does a Care Minister receive?

A. At the beginning, 2-3 hours of trainingin listening and communication skills with periodic enrichment and support sessions.

 

Care Ministry Mission Statement

As Care Ministers, following the example of Jesus, we reach out with meaningful support to all our brothers and sisters who are experiencing loss, illness, or isolation.

 

For more information about Care Ministry, please pick up a brochure at any of our parish locations or contact Cheryl Maricque at 920-217-8164

 

 

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