Eucharistic Minister to the Sick
Let us be attentive to the sick in our midst, for it is Christ Himself we minister to in every sick person.
Celebrating the Eucharist is at the very heart of our faith. Some members of our community are unable to be present for our liturgies because of hospitalization, serious illness, injury, or other circumstance. Eucharistic Ministers to the Sick work quietly, diligently, and lovingly to bring Our Lord to those who would not otherwise receive communion. A typical visit consists of a Greeting, Penitential Rite, Liturgy of the Word, Intercessions, Liturgy of Holy Communion, Communion, and Prayer after Communion.
In addition to taking communion to the sick in their homes and other locations, ministers visit nearby care facilities. On the first Thursday of month, they assist Fr. Joseph Vu at Mass for the residents at Woodland Care. Every Tuesday ministers lead the rosary and present a short scripture reading for residents there, followed by communion. Fr. Joseph also celebrates Mass at Holiday Manor, with assistance from ministers to the sick, on the third Thursday of the month. Ministers also make a weekly visit to Holiday Manor on Sunday mornings, where they share scripture readings, followed by communion.
New Ministers Always Welcome
The Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick welcomes new volunteers. All that is required is your time (varies depending on the need), your compassion, and your willingness to serve Our Lord. Training is provided by current ministers.
To learn more about how you can serve, call the Parish Center. The staff will put you in contact with the appropriate ministry leader:
• Veronica Rosete, English-speaking Community; 818.644.1359
• Lupe Díaz, Hispanic Community
• Hung Vu, Vietnamese Community
If you or a family member would like a visit from a Eucharistic Minister to the Sick, please call the Parish Center to make the arrangements.