LAY EUCHARISTIC VISITORS (updated March 16, 2019)
Many of our Lay Eucharistic Visitors say this ministry is one of the most rewarding ministries. We have a wonderful, faithful, dedicated team of five people who take the sacraments from our community to those who are unable to attend our services. The list of those we visit is not as large as it used to be. Bev Joy, who was one of those we visited, passed away this fall. We continue to bring communion to two folks. One resides in the Sylvia Ross Home and the other in the Leach Home. Sometimes, we bring others to visit the shut-in because it is another way of helping both the parishioner and St. Patrick’s stay connected as a community. All LEVs have had the Safe Church training required by the National Church and our diocese.
Parishioners have been visited as the need arises. If you know of someone who would like communion brought to them by our visitors or you would like to become part of this ministry, please let Fr. Rick Cross or me know and we can get you trained and licensed. If you miss the regular services because of illness or are unable to make it to the Sunday morning service at St. Patrick’s, we would be happy to bring communion to you. Also, if you would like to accompany a visitor on one of these occasions, please speak to me or Fr. Rick and we will make sure that happens. I can assure you, that you will come away feeling like you received a wonderful gift from the visit. Both men and women are welcome to join us in this ministry. We give thanks for those who engage in this ministry.
The Rev. Deacon Margaret Day
If you are interested in further information on becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister or know someone that would like communion taken to them, please contact: Peggy Day