“…when I was sick, you visited me.” – Matthew 25:36
The Ministry of the Elderly and the Homebound seeks to fulfill the need for the Eucharist for those who cannot attend Mass.
Scroll down to find forms for requesting services and for volunteering.
Vatican II emphasizes that “The Eucharist is the source and summit of Christian life” (Lumen Gentium 11) where our bond of unity is reinforced intensively and our spiritual lives are nourished. Therefore, homebound ministry want to serve those parishioners who are unable to attend Sunday Mass due to disability, old age, temporary or chronic illness. With the desire to bring the Church to the homebound as well as extending the care and the support of the parish community, we would like to offer:
Holy Communion: Ministers visit and bring Holy Communion to parishioners in care centers, nursing homes, private homes, and apartments weekly, biweekly or monthly. The day will be arranged and decided by both the ministers and the receiver.
Birthday and Christmas cards: We will especially remember the homebound on their birthday by sending birthday’s card together with best wishes and sincere prayers. In Christmas season, the students of our parish will make Christmas cards to express our care and love to them.
Booklets of reflection for Advent and Lenten seasons: On the season of Advent and Lent, the little book of reflection will be sent to the homebound to help them to live these seasons spiritually.
Parish bulletin: The parish bulletin is also sent to the homebound every week for the purpose of updating the information of our parish. During this time of pandemic, if you are unable to access the bulletin through our parish website and would like to have it sent to you, please contact the parish office.
Personal visit: On behalf of Father Peter Vu, Sister Mai Do is happy to make home visits to all homebound and nursing home parishioners at least one a month. A call is made before the visit to make sure the best time and day for the visit.
Requesting Homebound Ministry Services
Use this form to request services for yourself or your loved one. Please contact Sr. Mai if your health or your loved one’s health changes or if there is an address change.
Volunteering for HOmebound Ministry
As a family parish and a Body of Christ, we connect with each other through sharing our faith in God and our love for one another. Would you like to be an extended hand of Jesus to reach out to his people? Is God calling you to show His care and love for others? Join us in this joyful and significant ministry to bringing Jesus to those in need. Please fill out this form if you are interested in volunteering for this wonderful ministry.