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The Pastoral Ministry has two volunteer opportunities. Pastoral visits to assisted living and dementia communities and pastoral visits to the sick in which Eucharistic Ministers bring communion to parishioners who are unable to attend Mass due to illness.


On pastoral visits to the residents in assisted living facilities, the Pastoral Associate and volunteers pray with and bring communion to the communities on a regular schedule. Communion services, praying the Rosary and individual visits remind the residents that they are a special part of our church family.

Pastoral visits to parishioners who are homebound or incapacitated due to a short or long term illness are made during the day or evening. Volunteers do not meet regularly as a group. This is an adult ministry which welcomes parishioners with physical limitations. The flexibility of a visiting schedule makes this ministry ideal for those with limited time. Volunteers are selected based on their interaction skills with the elderly and their ability to meet the requirements of Eucharistic Ministers.

Pastoral visits to the sick are conducted by parishioners who minister to fellow parishioners by visiting them when sick and homebound. They take communion to those who are unable to attend Mass on a short or long-term basis.

Pastoral visitors to the sick get together semiannually for a morning of prayer and training. This is an adult ministry which requires visits to personal residences that may not be handicapped accessible. There is flexibility in setting a time to visit, so it is a ministry for those with busy schedules.

Primary Contact: Deacon George Krause
Phone: 410-465-1670, ext. 17
Email: deacongeorge@stpaulec.org
Volunteers Needed: Yes
Meets on: n/a