St. James Homebound
and Nursing Home Ministry

 

What is Homebound Ministry?

The St. James Homebound Ministry is a committed group of Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick and those of our parish who are homebound. Weekly ministers bring Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners and to senior residences in the parish, to include care homes, assisted living, and care facilities.

What does it mean to be an Extraordinary Minister to the sick?

Ministers are thoroughly trained to offer a Communion service and to bring the Eucharist respectfully and compassionately for those they visit. What a valuable gift it is between people of the Catholic Faith to bring and receive the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ, giving our brothers and sisters comfort and strength during a time of illness? The people we visit are so thankful and full of love. In this ministry we receive far more than we give. Ministers are chosen for their integrity, their empathy, their humility and their devotion to our homebound.

If you feel called to this most important ministry, you are invited to call Barb Cashmore at 303-322-1947