Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

Communion to the sick

Eucharistic ministers to the sick are available to bring communion to those in hospitals, nursing homes or confined to their own homes. This applies even if only for a short time such as after a surgery or an injury. A priest can also visit to provide the sacraments of penance and the anointing of the sick.

Communion to the dying

Otherwise known as viaticum which means "food for the journey" and is the proper sacrament of the dying. Family or friends should ask a minister to the sick or the priest to bring communion to the one who is near death while they are still able and alert enough to receive communion.

For more information or to let us know who needs this pastoral care or viaticum, please contact:

Jessica Quan
Pastoral Assistant for Outreach, Parish Life & Ministry to the Sick
jquan@stcharlesb.org
253-564-5185 ext. 3013

If Jessica is unreachable in an emergency, call the Parish Office at 253-564-5185 during regular hours or call the emergency line at 253-677-9827 after hours and state your emergency and needs.