People in a hospital are really sick and need healthcare. They also need medicine for the soul. Often times, patients are lonely during a hospital stay. All healthcare workers know that to heal the soul helps to heal the body. They work together to bring the patient home to family as quickly as possible. Hospital Ministers care for those who need medicine for their soul. Visiting patients enables us to practice one of the Corporal Works of Mercy.
Become a Hospital Minister
We help in fulfilling Pope Francis’ call to evangelize! We meet all kinds of people and each visit is a new encounter. We never walk into a hospital room alone. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to bring Holy Communion to those in need. We offer a listening ear and a compassionate heart. Volunteers hear patients’ stories and offer HOPE by bringing community. For those who can only watch Mass on TV, we help to complete the Eucharistic celebration by bringing Communion. Those patients close to God, those alienated from God, all need the presence of Christ in their lives.
Please consider signing up to bring Holy Communion to the sick as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. Contact Liz Ramirez for more information.
Annual Hospital Ministry Day of Reflection with Commissioning Mass
You are invited to join Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) for an opportunity to reflect and grow through serving the sick in Hospital Ministry. We will have presentations on the inherit dignity of every person and on the Eucharist. Bishop Mike Boulette will celebrate Mass and Commission EMHC. Please RSVP for this special day of inspiration. God bless you for serving the sick through your compassion! Learn More.
Accompany the Sick: Hospital Ministry Day of Reflection
Saturday, February 9, 2019
St. Dominic's Catholic Church Piper Community Center
(5919 Ingram Rd., San Antonio TX 78228 - Directions)
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Mass Celebrant: Bishop Mike Boulette
Lunch will be provided.