Communion is brought regularly to our parishioners who are homebound, in long term care centres or to the Royal Victoria Hospital. These faithful parishioners who are ill are deprived of their rightful and accustomed place in the Eucharistic community of the parish. In bringing communion to them the Minister of Communion represents Christ and manifests faith and charity on behalf of the whole community toward those who cannot be present at the Eucharist. For the sick the reception of communion is not only a privilege but also
a sign of support and concern shown by the Christian community for its members who are ill.
All volunteer Ministers of Communion from St. Mary’s wear an identification badge and are screened through the parish Ministry Affirmation program. The screening program follow the directives of the Archdiocese of Toronto and the Ontarion Screening Initiative. Communion Ministers use a sacred container (phyx) to carry the Body of Christ.
If you are aware of a need, or have a family member who is ill at home that requests communion, or wish to volunteer for this very important ministry, please contact Deacon Del Allan.
We invite you to consider volunteering and becoming part of this very important parish ministry.
For more information, please contact Deacon Del Allan.Telephone: (705) 728-2985 ext. 125