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Nursing Home Ministry

 

St. Paul of Tarsus parishioners participate in two nursing home ministries. We all know that feeding the hungry, caring for the sick and visiting the imprisoned are some of the specific works Jesus calls us to do. I invite you to feed those who are hungry for the Body of Christ, to care for the sick with a smile and a little conversation, and to visit those imprisoned by old age or illness. Whatever you do for these, Christ’s brothers and sisters, you do for Christ Himself.

The rewards of participating in these ministries are immeasurable! To SEE Christ in others, to BE Christ to others, this is what Christianity is all about! The smile, the touch, the gratitude in their eyes are gifts beyond compare. Come and experience it yourself!

Although both ministries involve spending time with nursing home residents, they are unique in their methods. Maybe one is right for you? Whichever you choose, experienced ministers will work with you until you are comfortable.

Clinton-Aire

ClintonAire is located on 17 Mile Rd, just east of Garfield. We attend 7:45 a.m. Mass on Sundays, where the priest or deacon calls the ClintonAire EMHCs forward. Each EMHC receives a special pyx, a small box containing the consecrated hosts. We are sent forth to share the Word of God and the Body of Christ with those who are unable to join us at Mass. We meet at ClintonAire where we spend a few minutes talking and praying with the residents and serving Communion to those Catholics who want to receive. We usually finish about 9:30 a.m.  

Martha T. Berry

Martha T. Berry is located on Groesbeck, south of Elizabeth Rd. St. Peter in Mt. Clemens began this ministry over 20 years ago and many St. Paul parishioners now assist. We arrive at Martha T. Berry about 2 p.m. on Monday and bring residents in wheel chairs to an activity room for a Communion Service or Mass at 2:30 p.m. It is over about 3 p.m. and we take the residents back to their rooms or other activity rooms. This takes about 20-30 minutes. A few volunteers stay to take Communion to the residents who were unable to attend the service. We usually finish by 4:30 or so. 

 

If you hunger to practice your Catholic faith through meaningful action, if you thirst to serve Jesus through those most in need, Contact:

Celeste Triner 586-615-1415 or at email: mcbt@wowway.com.