Ministry to the Sick and Homebound is a pastoral ministry of caring for those people hospitalized, in nursing homes, or confined to private homes by bringing Communion to them and helping them remain close to God.
This ministry is provided by trained and certified lay men and women, ordained deacons, vowed religious sisters and brothers, and priests within the Diocese of Orlando. These ministers are trained and formed to conduct a pastoral visit with time to listen and pray about the concerns of the sick or shut-in person and to share the Holy Eucharist with them. Each minister must already have received their Mandate and are required to complete the online Diocese Safe Environment Training and be fingerprinted.
The Office of Family Life & Pastoral Care coordinates this ministry in the Diocese, provides initial certification training, and continued education programs. Each parish in the Diocese has an MTS Coordinator who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the ministry. A Deanery Representative, selected from among the parish MTS Coordinators, assists our office as a member of the MTS Advisory Board.
Join Our Mission of Care
Your compassionate heart and willingness to serve can make a profound difference in the lives of those in need. If this ministry resonates with you, we wholeheartedly invite you to be a part of it. Your presence could be the comforting touch someone is earnestly praying for.
For more information or to join the ministry, please fill out form below or contact our Parish Office.