Pastoral Visits are to hospitalized and shut-in parishioners on a regular basis.
- A face-to-face visit and a link between the shut-in person and the parish.
- Support to the person in a loving, caring manner.
- Spiritual direction, Holy Communion and the Gospel message while visiting the sick.
- To parishioners in hospital or therapy: a minimum of one visit.
- To parishioners that are homebound: a minimum of one visit per month.
Basic Content of Visit
- Highlights of the parish would be shared using the parish bulletin and “Living Faith” booklet as a source of material.
- Each visit would include/conclude with a simple prayer together along with reception of Holy Communion.
- A fixed date and time are recommended if possible.
Must belong to the parish and be in hospital a care facility or at home where they are residing alone. Note: if the shut-in is at a location greater than 20 miles from the parish, special consideraion may be required.
Fr. William Laird: 315-538-8242