"If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:17-18
Christ uses us to do His work. Our responsibility is to act as Christ would act because it is He who heals and saves through ministry.
The faithful who are ill and cannot join our faith community at the Eucharistic celebration need our support. In bringing communion to them the extraordinary ministers of communion and those who assist by portering represent kindness and thoughtfulness on behalf of the whole community. For the sick the reception of communion is not only a privilege but also a sign of support and concern shown by the Christian community for its members who are in need.
Responsibilities of the porters are:
attending the 9 am Mass on your assigned Sunday
driving over to the Senior Facility you are portering at
getting those seniors from their rooms and assisting them to the service that want to attend
informing the Eucharistic Minister to deliver communion to the rooms of those that are unable to go to the Chapel that day
attending the service
returning those seniors who need assistance back to their rooms
People working as Ministers of Pastoral Care will tell you that they have the experience of receiving much more than what they give.
Everyone is welcomed in this ministry, couples, singles, families, teens, etc. Please consider giving yourself and your time to this worthy ministry. Contact the Parish Office for further information at 403-381-8891.
"If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10
In proclaiming the kingdom of God, Jesus had a special place in his heart for those who were overwhelmed by sickness, disease or threatened with death. Time and time again, Jesus touched these people, physically and spiritually, breaking through the barrier of illness which so often served to isolate so many.
Following the example of Jesus' own actions, the Christian community strives to break down the barriers of isolation felt by those who are sick or dying, to include them as full members of the community, and to provide hope of an ultimate healing of both illness and sin.
Volunteers bring the Eucharist and visit with those who are sick at home, in the hospital or long term care facilities.
Help is greatly appreciated. If you are at all interested please contact the Parish Office at 403-381-8891.