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St. Luke Church

708-435-8912 (ph)

708-771-8809 (fax)

528 Lathrop Ave

River Forest, IL 60305-1835


A Minister of Care brings Holy Communion to the sick and home-bound elderly.


ABOUT:  This ministry is composed of lay women and men who bring the Eucharist to parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized, or in nursing homes.


WHAT WE DO:  This ministry offers spiritual comfort to those who cannot attend Mass. While each Minister of Care receives the same training, the actual ministerial visit may vary because of the circumstances. A typical visit includes prayers, the daily Scripture readings and the reception of Communion.


SKILLS NEEDED:  This is a ministry of being present to people, which requires compassion, empathy, good listening skills, and patience. Training is provided by our parish or other parishes in our area.


TIME COMMITMENT:  Ministry visits are flexible and you can serve in this ministry as often as your schedule allows – weekly, twice a month, or monthly.


HOW TO SIGN UP: If you are interested in this special ministry, contact Jamie Sullivan at 708-771-9459 or call the Parish Office at 708-771-8250.


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Being a Minister of Care, I have personally seen the presence of God in the faces
of the sick and dying, and the healing power and spiritual strength that God gives them and me.
This experience has helped me understand more fully the love God has for all of us
and that God is always with us, in us, and working through us.
This presence is for everyone. It flows out in divine grace to everyone you meet.
Oh, how lucky I am to be called to this ministry.


~Sheila Murray

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