Right now, we have a critical need for more pastoral care ministers. Our community is aging and many more people have requested communion than we have ministers to take it to them.
“Even the weakest and most vulnerable, the sick, the old, the unborn and the poor, are masterpieces of God’s creation, made in his own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect.”
Those who carry Holy Communion to the sick and homebound continue the community’s act of worship in the Mass. You bring the Body of Christ that is present in the Mass to them, both in the form of the Eucharist and in form of the community. For the sick and homebound, the reception of Communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support and concern shown by the St. John the Baptist community for its members, who can’t attend Mass.
Pastoral Care also is a ministry of presence. Simply being present and listening to those who cannot attend Mass is a powerful ministry. At St. John the Baptist, we have ministers who take communion to the sick and homebound. Those who visit will listen and pray with them in the form of words and music.
Contact Laurie Moloney at the parish office if you’d like to become a pastoral care minister to the homebound.