Ministers of Care

Ministers of Care have concern for the vulnerable elderly and sick of the parish. They are practicing Catholics who visit shut-ins in their homes or nursing homes, bringing them Holy Communion and connecting them to the parish.

They are parishioners who have received training over a six week period, in making visits and in the theology of the Eucharist. They are lay parishioners trained and mandated by the Archdiocese.

We would like to extend our services to bring Communion to all who are in need. Anyone wishing to receive Communion should call the Rectory at 773-763-8228 and make your request. You do not have to be permanently housebound. We are glad to bring Communion to anyone who may be recovering from an injury, short illness at home, treatments which debilitate, hip or knee replacement, or weather related problems for whatever time period you may want, whether long or short. We make visits only upon requests and only for as long as desired. You may start or stop as you wish. We urge you to take advantage of this spiritual opportunity.

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“When you do this to the least of my brethren, you do it to me."

We are looking for new Ministers of Care, who bring communion to those who cannot come to church. The homebound and those in nursing homes appreciate the visits and especially being able to receive Jesus in Holy Communion. It gives them spiritual comfort and a link to the parish when unable to attend Mass. It uplifts the Minister of Care and is a fulfilling way to express one’s faith.

Home visits are usually made on Sunday, but other days are possible. The visits take a minimum of 15 minutes or longer if desired. You decide to visit one or more homes. We also visit two nursing homes. There may be an opening at a nursing home once a month or every other Sunday for about 1-1/2 hours.

Training and certification by the Archdiocese is a prerequisite. The next training will start Wednesday evening, September 27, for five weeks at St Benedict’s Nursing and Rehab Center. The sixth session is at St. Tars with the Minister of Care coordinator.

If you are interested in this ministry or have any questions, please call the rectory at 773-763-8228 or the Coordinator of the Ministers of Care, Dorothy Weidman, at 773-763-0859. We will need to register you before the sessions begin.

Feel free to call with questions or concerns!
Parish Office
773-763-8228 or e-mail at mail@sttars.org