Ministry of Care
MOC Events for 2013
June 10, 2013 A Community Seminar
"The Lord himself showed great concern for the bodily and spiritual welfare for the sick and commanded his followers to do likewise." (PCS #5)
Jesus came to not only heal the sick, but to bring all of humanity into a deeper and more personal relationship with God. Thus, the work of a Minister of Care is a call to be a presence and a witness to the healing reality of Christ in the context of the Christian relationship.
Ministry of Care at St. Francis Xavier Parish is dedicated to and concerned about the spiritual needs of the homebound and ill of our parish faith community. The Ministry of Care is a group of parishioners who visit the sick in the hospitals, nursing homes and at their homes. These ministers bring the Eucharist to people who are unable to come to church for Mass and Eucharist.
If you or a family member would like one of our ministers to bring you Eucharist, please call me at the Ministry of Care office so that we can arrange to do so, usually on a weekly basis, until you are able to return to mass. At St. Francis, we have approximately 80 Ministers of Care who commit to a 3-year term of service. Our Ministers work with the parish homebound and infirm, as well as with the homebound in assisted living, apartment living and nursing care facilities. The ministry does require training offered by the Archdiocese of Chicago, before volunteers are commissioned by our parish to serve. We welcome inquiries from those who feel called to become involved in this ministry.
St. Francis Ministry of Care Director
Ministry of Care line: (847) 256-CARE (2273)
St. Francis Xavier Ministry of Care Schedule 2013 January - June