WHAT IS HOMEBOUND MINISTRY?
♦ We, in Communion with each other, share the consecrated host during the Sunday Mass with those who are unable to attend.
♦ The Holy Eucharist is taken directly to the homebound as an extension of the Mass.
HOW CAN I SERVE?
Once a month, visit an assigned group of homebound parishioners where you:
♦ Take the Holy Eucharist to their home or hospital, pray with them, and distribute the Holy Eucharist.
♦ Let the homebound know that they are sharing in the Eucharist that was just celebrated at the altar in communion with the parish as a whole.
♦ Bring a parish bulletin for each individual so they continue to feel part of the parish community.
♦ All new homebound ministers must first have gone through Eucharistic ministry training.
♦ Before embarking on homebound trips, ministers are required to go through an informal training with a member of the ministry.
♦ A member of the ministry will accompany the new member on their initial visits.
♦ All ministers may be asked to attend a yearly training session as needed.
There is a regular yearly schedule for those who minister which includes names, addresses, and phone numbers of homebound members in each of three groups.
If you would like to serve in this ministry, or if you would like someone to bring Holy Communion to you, please contact the Church Office at 713-869-3783 or Kelly Glanding Woelfel at email@example.com.