Visitation Ministry

When did we visit you when you were ill?  The King will answer them: ‘I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me.’ Matthew 25:39-40

Home and Hospital Visitation

Can you think of any greater privilege than ministering to the Lord?  This is the joy felt by the volunteers who are Ministers of Visitation.  Currently there are 31 of us.  We visit parishioners who are homebound, those who live in nursing homes or other care facilities, and parishioners who are in the hospital.  At the present time we are visiting 123 people, not including those we visit in hospitals as that number changes daily.  Our primary mission is to take the Eucharist to folks who are unable to get to Mass.   Our second goal is to maintain contact between these parishioners and St. Charles.  That lack of contact is keenly felt when a person is unable to be part of their church community, and we hope to help fill that void.  One of the most gratifying aspects of visiting is the relationship that inevitably grows between the visitor and the person being visited.  So many times a visitor has said to me, “I feel like I’m the one being blessed!”  Father Pius will also visit homes and care facilities to bring the Sacrament of the Sick. 

If you would like to find out more about Visitation Ministry, or perhaps become a visitor, contact Peggy Malvaso at 663-3230 x 119 or e-mail:  peggy.malvaso@dor.org. She would be very happy to speak with you!

GrandVille Nursing Home

Every Sunday, one of our parishioners leads a Communion Service and gives Eucharist to the Catholic residents at GrandeVille Nursing Home. It is a wonderful opportunity to minister to those who cannot come to St. Charles, but still love to receive Eucharist on Sundays.

There is a team of people who rotate the responsibility of going to GrandeVille. If you are interested in being a part of this ministry, please contact Ed Holden at epholden@gmail.com, or by calling our offices at (585) 663-3230.