The Ministry to the Sick is a ministry of the heart. It is a ministry of the presence of Jesus Christ, the Great Healer and Comforter. This is made possible by the love and caring of dedicated Ministers to the Sick, who go out from the Church to provide compassion, prayer, and the Eucharist to those who are in hospitals, nursing homes, or home-bound due to advanced age or illness. Those needing this assistance, please contact the Pastoral Care office, 352-728-5652.
This office sponsors the Anointing Masses celebrated each spring and fall on a designated morning Mass and organizes anointing visits to the area Nursing Home/Rehabilitation Centers twice a year.
Additionally, the Ministry to the Sick office brings in Life Line Screening in February of each year. Life line Screening is a non-invasive procedure which determines the build-up of fatty plaques in the carotid arteries. Excessive build-up blood flow abnormalities that can lead to a stroke. Other related tests are also available to accompany this preventative medicine.
Watch the bulletin for the scheduling of these events.