Many people in our diocese wish to receive Holy Communion but because of illness or infirmity are unable to do so on their own. Providing opportunities for the hospitalized, the homebound and those in nursing homes and other health-care institutions to receive Holy Communion is an important responsibility of the Church as a whole as well as for individuals within each parish.
The Ministry to the Sick & Homebound depends on faith, compassion and prayerful presence. It becomes more effective when there is understanding, effective communication, and familiarity with good pastoral care practices. Participants in this training series will engage in opportunities to learn, share and practice elements of this ministry to enhance their skills and resources.
This training series is designed for parish ministers who currently work with or are interested in working with the sick and or homebound in their parish.
Dates: March 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 (a make-up session for only one missed class is April 20) from 7-8:30 p.m., at O’Connor Hospital – 2105 Forest Avenue, San Jose. Cost: FREE (a $100 fee is charged for registration that will be returned after completion of the training series if all 5 sessions are attended). Register by contacting Candee Lucas at CandeeLucas@Verity.org or (408) 947-2500 x4400 by March 1. Bring a check made payable to Diocese of San Jose for the fee at the first session.