This ministry brings the presence of God to the sick. Members attend masses once a month at the three nursing homes within our parish boundaries. We also provide a Eucharistic or ecumenical service once a month. Volunteers wheel residents from their rooms to masses or services. Team of Eucharistic Ministers distributes Holy Communion at nursing homes and also to shut-ins. In addition, the Ministry of Friendship volunteers visit with residents who have no one to visit them. These members are required to have a police check and a Tuberculosis check. There are three meetings a year. There is a great need to increase the membership. There is a particular need for more Eucharistic Ministers.