Ministry of Communion to the Homebound is a pastoral ministry of caring for those people hospitalized, in nursing homes, or confined to private homes. Every Sunday, these ministers bring the Holy Eucharist to those parishioners who are unable to attend Mass. These ministers share prayer and the day’s readings with the homebound, as well as bringing them the bulletin so they can be kept updated about parish activities.
Holy Communion is brought to seniors homes (Dorchester, Millennium, Oakwood). Please notify the office to arrange a visit.
These ministers are trained and developed to conduct a pastoral visit with time to listen to and pray about the concerns of the sick or shut-in person and to share Eucharist with them. The Office for Lay Ministry Development coordinates this ministry in the Diocese, provides initial certification training and continued education programs to maintain ongoing development of ministers. The office maintains an updated database of certified ministers for the diocese. Each parish in the diocese has a coordinator who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the ministry. A deanery representative, selected from among the parish Coordinators, assists our office in coordinating these programs for all the parishes in their deanery.
Completion of Responsible Faith Ministry Police Waiver is required.
To join this ministry, please call the parish office, 905.356.7533 --
or drop your name, phone number and ministry in the collection.