Fr. Terry’s October 21st Bulletin Article

Fr. Terry’s Sharing…

As our Parish ages, we are seeing parishioner’s needs growing and changing.  We do a good job of sending Communion Ministers to the nursing homes on Sunday.  Many of them watch the Mass on TV, but obviously they miss out on receiving the Eucharist.  We are having more parishioners laid up in their homes as they recover from surgery or other medical reasons.  We want to send the Eucharist to them through their family or friends.  We have ordered more pyxes, containers to carry the hosts.  So if you know of someone in this situation, please contact Linda in the Parish office.  She will train you on how to do a Communion Service for a loved one.  She will give you a pyx to use until the situation ends or changes. When you come for Saturday/Sunday Mass, please let the person at the volunteer check-in table know that you will be taking the Eucharist at the Mass for a homebound.  When you come up to receive the Eucharist at Communion time for yourself, open the pyx and ask for an extra host.  After the Closing Prayer we will invite you to come to the front and center where the priest will meet you.  We will offer a special prayer and then send you out.  As you take Communion to the homebound, please assure them of our prayers for them.

Please be our eyes, hands, and hearts to care for the Parish family.  If you see a need or a ministry not done but needed, take the time to pass that info on to one of the priests or a staff member.