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Our resources for the homebound are to help parishioners who are unable to leave their residence, for short or long term, by providing regular homebound visits and home Communion. 

All volunteers for this ministry, complete the Diocese of Madison Safe Environment program with a background check. 

If you’re seeking any of these resources or more information, please contact the Pastoral Care Office at (608) 231-4616. You can also complete the form below and our pastoral staff will contact you soon.

 

Home Communion Ministry

Our Home Communion Ministry is here to bring Communion every Sunday, after 8:00am Mass, to those who are physically unable to assemble with the congregation, such as sick or aging parishioners. Our volunteers, called Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, also deliver Communion to local retirement communities, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities. We also train family members to bring Communion to their loved ones.

* Home Communion Ministers - more volunteers are needed! Please sign up here through 2022! To find the Home Communion sign-up, please visit our volunteer page here, and click on the 'homebound resources' box. 

 

Pastoral Care Visitor

Our visitors provide pastoral care to isolated parishioners such as praying together, sharing faith, catching up on current events or just getting to know one another. These visits are arranged at the mutual convenience of the homebound person and the pastoral care visitor. Pastoral Care training and Safe Environment compliance required.

 

Reach Out Ministry

Our Reach Out Ministry volunteers provide rides to church or appointments, grocery shopping, occasional meals, seasonal yard work (raking, shoveling, etc.), or help with odd jobs around the house.

If you are needing extra support to maintain living at home, we recommend checking out Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL). Our Reach Out service can supplement on a volunteer basis for temporary needs.

 

Respite Care

Our trained respite care volunteers provide 2-4 hours of rest and relief to caregivers involved in round-the-clock care of homebound family members. These short-term breaks for caregivers are important to help relieve stress, renew energy and restore a sense of balance to life. Contact the Pastoral Care Office or the Parish Nurse, Crystal Nemeth, to begin evaluation and matching.