The stewardship opportunities listed here assist those parishioners among us who either cannot attend mass or who need assistance to participate more fully in the sacraments and celebrations of the parish.
Communion to Homebound
Stewardship opportunity: To distribute Holy Communion to IC parish members who are sick/homebound.
Talent/Gift to offer: An attitude of reverence toward the Sacrament and a willingness to assist others to receive its graces, as well as tact and cheerfulness when visiting the sick or elderly.
Time commitment: Distributors deliver communion once a week at a mutually agreed upon time.
Treasure/Blessing received: Satisfaction of actively fostering an appreciation of the graces associated with the Eucharist, of helping others attain those graces through reception of the sacrament, and of letting the sick or elderly know they are an important part of the church community.
Communion to Nursing Homes
Stewardship opportunity: To distribute Holy Communion to area nursing homes.
Talent/Gift to offer: An attitude of reverence toward the Sacrament and a willingness to be part of a team that brings communion to the elderly and infirm at local facilities. Volunteers must be able to lead a brief communion service in front of people. Patience and understanding and care as you are giving Holy Communion to people who have disabilities or difficulty swallowing.
Time commitment: Approximately two hours on a Sunday afternoon, on a rotating basis. Usually serving on a team of two people, volunteers visit three nursing homes. There is a communion service for all who can attend, then volunteers visit the rooms of those who want Communion but are unable to attend.
Treasure/Blessing received: To help others attain grace through the reception of the sacrament; to help those with limited mobility feel a part of a Catholic Christian community; to help them worship together.
Stewardship opportunity: To assist wedding couples and their families with implementing their plans for the rite of marriage resulting in a calm, meaningful, joyful day.
Talent/Gift to offer: Volunteers to this ministry possess patience; organizational skills; a steady, soothing demeanor; problem solving life experiences; and a reverence for the sacrament of marriage and Catholic traditions.
Time commitment: Wedding assistants are present at church before, during and after the Friday rehearsal and the Saturday ceremony. They assure that the church and buildings are prepared and they coordinate the arrangements with wedding participants (wedding party, family, clergy, florist, musicians, photographer, etc.). For more information, contact the parish office firstname.lastname@example.org.
Treasure/Blessing received: To assure that couples who begin their married life in IC church experience a sacred, memorable, happy day.