“Take Christ to the world, celebrate our faith, manifest his love to all.” – Paul Inwood
We at St. Giles have a dedicated group of people who faithfully visit and bring Communion to those who are homebound, who live in nursing homes, or are recovering from a recent surgery or illness. They bring the Light of God into the lives of those who seek the joy of receiving the Sacrament. These Ministers of Care also bring friendship and blessings. Anyone who has faced an illness knows how lonely it can be and how long the days can seem!
We are currently expanding this Ministry to not only include our Communion visits, but also to make wellness check-in calls, send cards, and other ways of caring for our parishioners. We need you for this Ministry to thrive. In the words of Pope Francis: “When we come together with tenderness, with those who have need of care, we carry the hope and the smile of God in contradiction to the world. And once you become involved, you’ll realize that those you care for give back so much more in love and gratitude.”
Thank you to all who are currently serving as Ministers of Care. We are so grateful to you!
If you are interested in becoming a Minister of Care, please contact Annette Hulefeld, D.Min/LCSW, at the Parish Center at 708-383-3430 ext 402 or firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message with the parish receptionists.