Parishioners visit the homebound, those in hospitals, and those in nursing homes to pray with them, share the Eucharist, and to serve as a listening presence. All pastoral care ministers complete training through the diocese. Parish priests are also available for the Sacraments of Anointing the Sick, and Reconciliation.

Home Visitation

Parishioners who are trained Ministers of Care visit the homebound to pray with them, share the Eucharist and serve as a listening presence.

Hospital Ministry

Parishioners who are trained Ministers of Care bring comfort and reassurance to Catholics at Edward Hospital by talking, listening, praying, and sharing the Eucharist. These ministers are assigned specific floors to visit on Tuesdays and Fridays of each week (other days are covered by other Naperville parishes). Ministers visit the hospital at their convenience during the hospital’s regular visiting hours.

Nursing Home Ministry

Parishioners visit with the residents of Naperville Manor and Arbor Terrace to provide spiritual and social support. These parishioners are trained to lead communion services and to distribute the Eucharist to residents. Communion Services take place at Naperville Manor Care each Wednesday at 2:30pm and at Arbor Terrace each Friday at 10:30am.

Contact

Barry O’Donnell at (630) 615-7613 or bodonnell@st-raphael.com