Ministry of Care

The Pastoral Care Ministry at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish take seriously the mandate to bring Christ in the Eucharist to the hospitalized and homebound among us. We consider this ministry a call to service, and we commit our time and talent to those who need our assistance. Ministers of Care are

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are commissioned at the discretion of the Pastor and work under the supervision of the Director of Pastoral Care. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who serve at Mass are not necessarily Ministers of Care. Ministers of Care are required to complete additional training.

The Ministry of Care at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish serves several assisted living facilities, as well as those who are homebound within our parish boundaries and unable to attend Mass. When possible, prayer and Communion services are held weekly at assigned assisted living facilities. Yet at other facilities, communicants receive in their rooms on a weekly basis.  Communion to the homebound is offered on a weekly basis as well. Catholic Charities Community Service is available for those who need additional assistance with resources. Their services are provided at a minimal cost or in some cases free of charge.

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For more information on how to get involved in Ministry of Care, contact Jan Brett at 623-214-3576 or