his ministry represents Blessed Sacrament’s effort to reach out to those parishioners who because of infirmity can no longer attend Mass yet want to continue to participate in the life of the parish. Many of these people are elderly and have no one else to visit them, so the volunteer is providing an important service.
If someone falls ill or becomes homebound, please call the parish at 323-462-6311. We will put you in contact with Fr. Leo Prengaman. He makes arrangements for the sick person to be visited in his home. The minister brings Holy Communion as well as a parish bulletin and spends time with the sick person, beginning and ending the visit with a prayer.
What Do I Need to Do to Volunteer for This Ministry?:
Our ministry is always looking for individuals interested in volunteering. Please contact one of the leaders below.
What Training Does the Church Offer to this Ministry’s Volunteers?
- Fr. Leo will provide you with a training class and some idea of how to approach the visits and what to do, as well as things to avoid. Once your training is successfully completed, the parish will provide you with a pyx (a blessed container for the Holy Eucharist) and Mr. Heil will assign you to one or more needy parishioners.
When do volunteers usually get sent out?
- Visits are often on Sundays but not necessarily so; they are set at the convenience of the volunteer and the best time for the needy parishioner.
For I was ill and you cared for me…
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