Ministers of Care
Ministers of Care are pastoral, sacramental ministers who visit sick, elderly, and physically or emotionally challenged persons in hospitals, nursing homes, and individual homes for shared prayer and Eucharist.
Sick, elderly and special needs parishioners in the hospital, nursing home and individual homes receive communion by trained Ministers of Care. Training takes place at Holy Spirit in a two and a half hour workshop. New Ministers of Care are then paired up with an experienced Minister of Care for three visits and then are sent out independently. Ministers of Care gather together twice a year for prayer and support.
Being a Minister of Care means being an active participant within the community of believers who live and pray in the belief that suffering and death have meaning in Jesus. If you would like a visit from a Minister of Care, contact the Pastoral Care Office at 630-922-0081 ex. 28. Kathy Ford will make arrangements for a visit in your home, hospital, or nursing home.