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Ministry of the Sick

Bedside Pastoral ServicesJesus spent much of his time on Earth ministering to and comforting people struggling with illness or injury. At the Church of the Nativity, we follow in his footsteps by reaching out to the sick and injured anointing those who are ill and bringing the Eucharist to people who are homebound, in nursing homes, or in the hospital.

Anointing of the Sick

Anointing of the Sick is a sacrament that is offered to those who are seriously ill, dying, or have grown weak under the burden of years. If you or someone you know wishes to be anointed, please call the Parish Office and one of the priests will arrange a convenient time to visit you in your home, nursing home or hospital.

Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick

Celebrating the Eucharist is at the very heart of our faith. However, because of illness or injury, many of our fellow Catholics in the Church of the Nativity area cannot join in the celebration.

The Ministry to the Sick is a pastoral ministry of caring for those hospitalized, in nursing homes, or confined to private homes. The purpose of the ministry is to ensure that these community members stay connected to us.

Nativity sponsors the Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick through which specially trained Eucharistic Ministers bring communion to parishioners in area nursing homes and convalescent centers, individual homes. These volunteers works quietly, diligently, and lovingly to bring our Lord to those who could not otherwise receive communion.

Please call the Parish Office if you or a loved one would like to have a Eucharistic minister visit you or if you wish to volunteer.

Instructions From the Roman Missal for the Ministry to the Sick

A priest or deacon administers communion or viaticum to the sick in the manner prescribed by
the Rite of Anointing and Pastoral Care of the Sick. When an acolyte or extraordinary minister, duly
appointed, gives communion to the sick, the rite here described is followed.

Vatican Reference

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Administration of Communion by Extraordinary Minister
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Short Rite of Communion of the Sick
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Administration of Viaticum by Extraordinary Minister