Ministry to the Sick and Housebound
Pastoral visits are an opportunity to make God’s presence immediate and real to the homebound person through prayer and the reception of Communion.
The early Christian community began the practice of bringing Communion to those who were unable to gather with the community. Today this practice is still an important ministry in the Church.
Taken from the reserved Sacrament, Communion can be taken to the sick and housebound.
Communion is taken by Father Stephen or a Eucharistic Minister to the hospital or homes of the sick if requested.
When in hospital make sure your religion is registered as Roman Catholic and inform the ward staff that you would like to avail the ministrations of the Catholic Chaplain.