Eucharistic Ministers & Homebound Visitors
Holy Communion is offered under both species (forms) of bread and wine at our weekend liturgies at Blessed Sacrament Parish and St. Mary's. Eucharistic ministers assist the priest and deacon in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. Training is provided. Scheduling is based on need and availability. If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister at Blessed Sacrament, please contact Oksana at [email protected] or [email protected] for St. Mary's. Thank you.
Parishioners regularly minister to those who are unable to leave their residence (for short or long term) by providing regular pastoral visits and administering Holy Communion.
Pastoral visits are an opportunity to make God’s presence immediate and real to the homebound person through prayer and Communion. The early Christian community began the practice of bringing Communion to those who were unable to gather with the community. Today this practice is still an important ministry in the Church.
Walpole Catholic has trained homebound ministers who are available to visit those who are unable gather with the assembled community providing the reception of communion, being a prayer partner and engaging in social conversation. These visits are arranged at the mutual convenience of the homebound person and the visiting minister.
This ministry is headed by Fr. John Healy. Please contact the parish office at 508-668-4700 to request a visitor for your loved one or for yourself.