Pastoral care for the sick is one of the most significant ways in which the members of the Body of Christ continue the healing ministry of Jesus. Pastoral care is the ministry of spiritual care. In faith, we come to know how much God loves us and this love of God continually renews and refreshes us. Holy Communion is a grace-giving sign of God’s constant, faithful love. As people of God, we need to share that grace-filled love with those who are not able to come to church.
“Then the king will say to those at his right hand, Come, you that are blessed by my father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me…Just as you did it to one of the least of these, you did it to me.” – Matthew 25:34
Thank you for your interest in bringing the Eucharist to our parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized, or restricted to a nursing facility. This ministry is vital to ensure that those who are sick are aware of our love, and, even more importantly, keeping them connected to the sacramental life of the Church.
St. Matthew is in need of volunteers for our Pastoral Care Ministry. Please contact Father Davis if you are interested in serving in this very special ministry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-543-7677 ext. 1067.