Homebound Visitation Ministry
In her time of need, Mary, the Mother of God, visited her cousin Elizabeth. Mary comforted her cousin by bringing the savior Jesus Christ to Elizabeth in her womb. In the same way, the Homebound Visitation Ministry brings comfort and joy to those unable to participate in the larger community by bringing to them Jesus in the Eucharist and other sacramental needs.
Although the typical homebound persons visited are seniors, our homebound visits also include those with physical challenges, illnesses, or persons in rehabilitation. Our Homebound Visitation Ministers conduct communion services both at residents' homes and care facilities. The Homebound Visitation Ministry is committed to serving all peoples in our community.
While the sacraments that are typically called "Last Rites" are important in helping the dying soul in preparing for death, one does not need to be in the active stage of dying to receive the important sacraments of confession, Eucharist, and anointing of the sick.
If one is in hospice, about to undergo a major surgery, homebound, or suffering from an illness, then it is important to request these sacraments at the frequency needed.
In addition, our priests would be overjoyed to come to visit your house, share a meal, and spend time with you.
During normal parish hours please call your parish to contact a priest.
In case of emergency, please see below,
Ministering to the homebound is an important ministry of the Church. Primarily this ministry brings Jesus Christ to those that cannot make it to Sunday Mass, but this ministry strives to help the homebound person to stay connected to the parish. Through both you and the bulletin, you will act as an extension of the parish to those that can often feel disconnected from the larger community.
To volunteer, please contact St. Augustine, St. Rita, or Holy Assumption parish.