Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick

Contact: Lorraine Dufour

Mission StatementMany Extraordinary Ministers serve by bringing Holy Communion to Catholics who are permanently or temporarily unable to attend Mass.  They make visits to hospitals, to nursing homes and assisted-living facilities as well as to the home bound.  Some visits are daily; some are weekly.  All responsibilities are preassigned.

Special Instructions for Holy Week:

"On Holy Thursday and Good Friday, the Eucharist is distributed only during the Liturgy, but may be brought to the sick at any convenient hour.  On Holy Saturday, the Eucharist is not given before the Easter vigil celebration; it may be given only as viaticum if someone is in danger of death." Ordo (In the case of someone who is dying, contact Father Mike).

Current Volunteer OpportunitiesApproximately 35 of the current Extraordinary Ministers are available for this special ministry. Anyone wishing a minister to visit someone at the hospital, nursing home or at home should contact the parish office

Safe Environment  Requirements: All ministers to the sick/home bound must complete Safe Haven - It's Up to You Training along with the Safe Haven - Defensive Driving curriculum.  Information about Safe Haven - It's Up to You Training can be found on the Safe Environment web page along with all background screening forms. 

Need An Extraordinary Minister to the Sick to Visit You?

If you are admitted to the hospital through the Emergency Room, or by appointment, you need to inform the hospital staff if you wish to have your name listed in the Catholic Church Directory.  Assigned Extraordinary Ministers to the Sick use this directory each day to offer Holy Communion to those admitted who may wish to receive the Eucharist.  If you are in need of this service, please fill out the form below and let us know how we may get in contact with you or your loved one.

Extraordinary Minister to the Sick


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