Volunteer Information for Homebound / Hospital Ministries
Thank you for your interest in the Basilica of St. Lawrence Homebound Ministry, a division of the Liturgy and Worship Commission.
To insure our fellow parishioners are properly served, a program with written guidelines was developed. This program sets forth the duties of those involved in the Ministry for the Homebound and Hospitalized defines the desired procedures to follow while performing these duties. Homebound Ministers or Hospital Ministers supplement the ministry of our priests and are called to care for the sick or shut-in with an unhurried manner, dignity, reverence, and obvious concern for the communicant.
We assist in the continued formation and development of well-trained Extraordinary Ministers of Communion to the Sick and the Homebound by providing training and items needed for visits. The desired outcome is the preparation of effective Homebound Ministers or Hospital Ministers who prayerfully and respectfully take the Body of Christ to the sick, homebound, or hospitalized.
Each Homebound Minister or Hospital Minister must:
- Be Catholic who has received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
- Be at least eighteen years of age.
- Be a faithful Catholic in good standing with the church, and a parishioner participating regularly in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church.
- Complete the Basilica Liturgical Team Application.
- Give permission for diocesan background check.
- Complete the Protecting God’s Children program.
- Be committed to caring for the sick and aged and those in need.
- Be reliable, compassionate, and understanding.
You do not need to be and an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist to become a Homebound Minister or Hospital Minister.
To become a volunteer in this very special and rewarding ministry, please click the link to the left to complete our Homebound Ministry Volunteer Interest form.