…when I was sick, you visited me— Matthew 25:36

Do you feel called to help our brothers and sisters in need?  Members of the Ministry to the Sick and Homebound regularly visit and take Holy Communion to parishioners in hospitals, care centers, nursing homes, high-rise apartments and private homes within St. James’ parish area.

Ministers can serve as often as they are available; weekly visits are preferred, especially to shut-in parishioners, although some ministers may serve monthly or twice a month.  New ministers are teamed up with current ministers to become familiar with the service expected of them.

Those who want to serve in the Ministry must be at least 18 years old, a Catholic in good standing, and approved by our Rector. Ministry members must be fingerprinted and are subject to a background check. Training specifically for Ministers to the Sick is offered by the Cathedral.  Volunteers must also complete a 3 (three) hour diocesan training program to be certified as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC).

Our ministry is vibrant and blessed to have over 40 volunteers visiting the sick and homebound.  We are ALWAYS looking for new volunteers to help us share the light of Christ with those unable to leave their homes.