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Lay Eucharistic Visitors

One of the most rewarding ministries is often that of a Lay Eucharistic Visitor. We have a wonderful dedicated team of people who take the sacraments from our community following each Sunday service to the shut-ins of our congregation. This team visits those who are unable to make it to our Sunday services because of short term or long term reasons. These folks look forward to the visits where they are updated on the goings on at St. Patrick’s, and they are served communion from that which we received during the Sunday service. Each Sunday we, as a congregation, send forth two team members to visit one of our members. We send them forth with our Prayer for Lay Eucharistic Visitors, just before the Blessing.

This past year has seen a decrease in our numbers, as folks have moved to other ministries. We also lost a beloved and previously active parishioner at St. Patrick’s whom we used to visit.

Our team invites you to think if you might be called to such a ministry of visitation. If you are interested, or have questions, please contact either Fr. Rick ( or Deacon Peggy ( We would be happy to talk with you! There is training, which is being developed online, so you can do the training from your home. Both men and women are welcome to join us. We give thanks for those who engage in this ministry.

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