Homebound Visitation

A Homebound Eucharistic Minister brings Holy Communion to homebound parishioners who are unable to attend mass either temporarily or permanently. In this ministry the homebound are given every opportunity to receive the Eucharist frequently. They may receive at any hour of the day. They may receive at any hour of the day. The faithful who are ill are deprived of their rightful and accustomed place in the Eucharistic community. In bringing communion to them the minister of communion represents Christ and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole community toward those who cannot be present. The obligation to visit and comfort those who cannot take part in the Eucharistic assembly may be clearly demonstrated by taking communion to them from the community’s Eucharistic celebration. This symbol of unity between the community and its sick members has the deepest significance on the Lord’s Day. We have special booklets, candles, holy water and a pyx (container for the Eucharist) for those ministers bringing holy communion to the homebound and will review and train any individual who is currently a Eucharistic Minister. This ministry carries with it many special blessings and graces for those who wish to visit the homebound.

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