Despite changes to physical and mental abilities as we age, there is still an ability to grow and remain strong in ones spiritual life during the senior years. The body may break down, but the spirit is still capable of expansion, renewal, or even new birth in old age. In spite of changes, losses and chronic health conditions, elderly people can continue to cultivate their relationship with God.
Our aging brothers and sisters who live in care facilities often have trouble staying connected with their local church, and therefore with the spiritual support systems and fellowship that we all need. As members of the Body of Christ, we build and strengthen and renew each others’ faith through companionship and encouragement. It is our duty to ensure that none of our members are forgotten…
Like all Christians, seniors need the companionship and encouragement of other believers if their faith is to be nourished and grow. Unfortunately, the older they get, the more difficult it is for many of them to stay involved with the local church.
They need somebody to be a listening friend, to offer hope and encouragement and to celebrate their lives. They also need and very much value the Eucharist and the Holy Mass. Our ministry provides them with all of this and so much more than we can know!
1 Peter 5:5 …you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 …encourage one another and build one another up…
Matthew 25:40… And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to me.’
What we do…
Mass or Communion Service (alternate weeks) is offered every Thursday at 10:00 a.m.in the Chapel. Volunteers assist with bringing residents to Mass, or giving Communion to those who are unable to get to Mass or the Communion Service.
Birthday Party. One day per month a birthday party is celebrated in the dining room. Two times per year our volunteers assist with serving cake and coffee to the residents.
If you would like to join this wonderful and very rewarding ministry, please contact Carla whose info is on the right margin of this page!