Pastoral Care of Elders & The Sick
Members of this ministry attend to the spiritual needs of older Catholics and the sick, giving Holy Communion to those who are homebound, hospitalised, and are unable to attend Mass.
They pray with the sick and elders, and make appointments for priests to see them to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation or the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick.
Members also attend funeral wakes and pray for those who have died.
At times, they may have to counsel those suffering from depression and loneliness.
Pastoral care visits are scheduled on a case-by-case basis, and members may be called upon to share the love of Jesus with someone who is a non-believer.
Members also gather when there is Mass to anoint elders and the sick.