WELCOME to the Visitation Ministry page for Our Lady of Lourdes + St. Anne!
Imagine you are confined to your home, separated from the parish community. To overcome feelings of isolation and provide a connection to our faith community, the Visitation Ministry at Our Lady of Lourdes + St. Anne Cluster cares for the home bound through three separate ministries. See below for details:
Training, background check, and shadowing opportunities are provided. Questions?? Want to know more??
Jeriann McEvoy, Pastoral Minister (Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons)
Office: (585) 473-9656 ext. 143, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description of Ministries:
Self-Scheduled Home Visitation Ministry – Our ministers represent the Cluster by providing prayer, Eucharist, and the knowledge that those they visit have not been forgotten. We provide visits to home bound parishioners in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and private residences. Each minister arranges the visits at a mutually convenient time once a month.
Sunday Facility/Nursing Home Communion Ministry – Eucharistic Ministers are scheduled on a rotating basis to bring Communion to The Hurlbut and provide a Communion Service and distribution of Communion at Woodside Manor and The Brightonian every Sunday and The Landing of Brighton on the last Sunday of each month. See “Assisted Care and Nursing Home Sunday Ministry” in the “Ministries” drop-down menu for the current schedules. Not available on weekends? We also provide a Communion Service on Tuesday afternoons, and Distribution of Communion Tuesday mornings at area facilities. We could use help with these efforts, too!
Phone Call Ministry: Several of our home bound parishioners have requested “no visits in person.” Begun in 2013, this ministry reaches out to home bound parishioners who have requested no personal visits. Volunteers are paired with an isolated person, and once each season, or at mutually agreed-upon intervals, the volunteer calls that person just to check in and “visit” over the phone. These short, meaningful interactions are intended to ensure that these parishioners are not forgotten, and also find out if they are in need of anything the parish can provide. Three questions are asked: How are you doing? Can we help you pray for any special intentions? Is there anything the parish can do for you?