Homebound/Nursing Home Ministries
Brighton Manor Nursing Home
Peace of Christ Parish has a regular ministry to Brighton Manor which is on Blossom Rd., within the boundaries of the parish. This ministry includes weekly Sunday Communion Services, led by teams of parish volunteers and a monthly celebration of Mass.
Celebration of Mass: On the first Tuesday of each month, and coverage for special days like Ash Wednesday.
Sunday Communion Service at 10:30: This ministry is for those called by compassion to be the presence of Christ to the most vulnerable, isolated members of the People of God. Through the sharing of the Liturgy of Word and Eucharist, offering reassurance and being present, ministers will bring the Body of Christ to those who cannot join us physically in worship.
Volunteers join a communion service team and are only asked to be at the nursing home from 10:15 am – 11:45 am. Each team participates once a month or less, and we have non-mandatory, social meetings only 6-7 times a year. Each new volunteer will be trained and guided through the Diocese of Rochester volunteer requirements. Serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at Mass IS NOT a requirement.
If you are interested in observing (with no commitment) a Communion Service at the nursing home- please contact Eileen Kay 233-0874.
Birthday Cards, Christmas Cards and Parish Bulletins
Peace of Christ Parish remembers each homebound/nursing home parishioner’s birthday. They are also sent wishes from the Parish Staff at Christmastime. Many receive the weekly parish bulletin and value their connection with Peace of Christ Parish.
Anointing Of The Sick
The sacrament of the anointing of the sick is offered annually at each of our parish worship sites. Anointing of the sick who are homebound or in nursing homes can easily be arranged by calling the parish office.
Because of the HIPAA laws, we are unable to obtain information of a patient’s whereabouts when they leave the hospital. If your family member has been sent to a rehab facility or nursing home, please let the parish know.
Some of our local hospitals have gone to paperless systems which have yet to be perfected. While we usually receive weekly calls from the hospitals informing us that a parishioner has been admitted, sometimes these are not communicated. Therefore, please let the parish office know if your family member is in the hospital and would like a visit or anointing. Members of the family are encouraged to bring Communion to their loved ones.
The parish pastoral staff is happy to make home visits or arrange for our pastoral care volunteers to bring communion on a regular basis to any parishioners who are homebound. If the health status of your family member changes and it becomes difficult for them to come to church, please notify us by calling the parish office so that we will be able to sustain their connection with the parish.