Communion for the Housebound

Volunteer Position Template Star of the Sea Parish
Title: Pastoral Ministry to the Shut-Ins (Communion)
Reports To: Pastor
Number of Volunteers Directed: Varies from Year to Year
  • Minister to the shut-ins
  • Bring the Eucharist to the shut-ins
  • Provide parish connection
Job Responsibilities:
  • Acts as a liaison with Pastor
  • Know the appropriate liturgy for distribution of Eucharist
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Always to go as a team of 2 people
Skills, Attitudes, Knowledge:
  • Must adhere to the Responsible Faith Ministry Committee expectations
  • Requires Police Check
  • Active member of the Church community
  • Person of faith and prayer
  • Good listener
  • Ability to communicate
  • Ability to relate and respond
  • Ability to remain objective
  • Dependability
  • Pastor
  • Parish Secretary
Time Commitments:
  • 2  hours per week
  • Reviewed annually
  • 2 year renewable term (with sanction of the Pastor)
Benefits and Challenges:
  • Bring the church to shut-ins
  • Personally rewarding
  • Time management
  • Balancing empathy and objectivity
  • Initiating general conversation
Success Measures:
  • Feedback from the shut-ins
  • Degree of contact maintained
  • Orientation
  • Semi-annual workshop