Our pastor, associate pastor and pastoral associate, along with assigned parishioners, make regular visits to area hospitals during the week, with visits on weekends in the case of an emergency or request.
We are notified when a parishioner is a patient in an area hospital, however, we are not notified when a parishioner is admitted through the emergency room. If you or someone you love becomes ill or is a patient in the hospital for any reason, please be sure to let the hospital know you belong to Holy Spirit Parish.
Long-term Care Facility/ Nursing Home Ministry
Pastoral care is provided to our parishioners who are residents in long-term care facilities and nursing homes. The purpose of these visits are to bring fellowship, prayer and information of current events at Holy Spirit Parish to those who can no longer attend our services or events. In addition to our clergy and staff, we have a wonderful team of Holy Spirit Parish parishioners who make regular visits each month to our parishioners in the nursing homes.
Our pastors celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick with the residents periodically and when needed.
We also provide pastoral care to members of our parish who are homebound. The purpose of these visits are to bring the Holy Eucharist, prayer, fellowship and information of current events at Holy Spirit Parish to those who can no longer physically attend Mass. We hope through this ministry our homebound parishioners continue to feel connected to their parish family and church. This is an opportunity for us to keep our pastor, associate pastor, and staff apprised of their needs. We have an amazing team of Holy Spirit Parish parishioners who visit and distribute Holy Communion to our homebound parishioners each week.
Our pastors also visit homebound parishioners and will celebrate the sacraments of Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick with them as needed.
Sacramental Life Ministry
In addition to all of this, our parish is responsible for the Sacramental Life of Sunnycrest Manor and Bethany Home.
The pastor and associate pastor celebrate Mass at Sunnycrest Manor on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month. Clergy, staff and volunteers provide a Word and Communion Service for the residents of Sunnycrest Manor on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month.
We have a wonderful team of Holy Spirit Parish parishioners who help set-up, prepare, greet and welcome the residents as well as assist with this ministry at Sunnycrest Manor each week.
The pastor and associate pastor celebrate Mass at Bethany Home on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month. Clergy, staff and volunteers provide a Word and Communion Service for the residents of Bethany Home on the first, third and fifth Tuesday of the month. Residents at Bethany Home assist with these services when needed.
Our pastor and associate pastor celebrate the sacraments of the Anointing of the Sick and Reconciliation with the residents periodically or when needed.
We are always looking for faith filled stewards to join our ministry teams. If you are interested in serving on any of our Pastoral Care Ministry Teams, please contact the Pastoral Associate at [email protected] or 563-583-1709.
It is important that you contact the parish office when you or a family member or a friend becomes homebound, enters a long-term care facility, or the hospital/emergency room so we can best minister to your and/or their needs. Thank You!