PARISH NEWS - NEWS FROM HOMEBOUND & HEALTHCARE MINISTRY DATED AUGUST 23, 2020
August 23, 2020
In the face of the coronavirus, how many of us have made sure our
homebound parishioners have been checked on?
During this time, we have added many, many more parishioners to our
Homebound list in our parish. All of these parishioners, not only are
missing Holy Communion each week, they are missing the community
Our Homebound & Healthcare Ministry has been busy making contact
by calling their parishioners that they typically visit weekly in their
homes. This Ministry has been working on any initiative that will help our
homebound during the pandemic. They would like to invite you to join by
participating in a project of writing letters to our homebound
parishioners... those parishioners who are no longer able to attend
Mass or participate in church activities.
So how can you help? What can you do? Simple, handwrite a letter to
a homebound parishioner. Send a message of peace, consolation, joy,
or mercy. You can write about stories of personal faith, trusting in
God. You could also share news that has brought you joy or increased
your faith. Be creative with your writing, for example, you could share a
Psalm, Scripture Reading or a Gospel that has touched your heart.
Perhaps you could write a poem or music lyrics that inspired you or a
story about what you have experienced in your own life.
You can personalize your letters with a photo of yourself or a picture of
something that has brought you joy in the past. You could also print and
above to print a copy of each of the prayers.
So how can you participate? First, pray for all of our homebound
parishioners that our unable to attend Mass at this time. Next, prepare
you letter and contact the Homebound & Healthcare Ministry via an
email to Martha Mingel at [email protected] to get instructions
Together we can continue building the body of Christ, even during the
Sincerely in Christ,
Father Tony Chemeil
Father Edwin Mathias
Matt Egan, Director of Parish Outreach Ministry
Martha Mingel, Ministry Coordinator, Homebound & Heathcare Ministry