Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

While our infirmed and homebound parishioners cannot be one with us around the table of the Lord at our Sunday Mass, we send out extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist to them that they might share in the healing power of the Bread of Life.


Ministers to the Sick and Homebound are given training to perform their ministry and are then assigned to a particular member of our parish for an unspecified duration. Before Mass, ministers add their pyx to the tray in the sacristy and at the end of the Mass, the priest will distribute these sacred vessels and bless the ministers on their way.

We strive to bring the Eucharist each week to homebound parishioners. Parish priests visit homebound parishioners on the First Friday of each month with Eucharist and sacraments of Reconciliation and Anointing, if desired.


If you or someone you know would like to be added to our list of homebound parishioners, please call our parish offices at (574) 234-3134.


If you would like to become a trained Minister to the Sick and Homebound, contact homebound ministry lead below.


Tim Cleaver, Parishioner

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