Visitation of the Sick & Distribution of Holy Communion to the Sick
We want to be certain that the Eucharist is available to any parishioner who is presently sick, homebound or resident in the nursing home or hospital. If you are presently unable to attend Mass for any length of time or know of someone who would like to receive the Eucharist because of illness, please contact us at the Good Shepherd Parish Administration Office at 282-3321.
We have a large number of Extraordinary Ministers who are presently distributing Holy Communion to many sick, homebound and nursing home residents and we, as a parish, are extremely grateful. The church has always been a large part of their life and despite the fact that they cannot attend Mass presently, these people continue to offer us great support by prayer, crocheting baptismal blankets, writing notes of encouragement to our school students, and doing whatever they can from their home. As a parish community, we have a great responsibility to continue to provide them with a connection to our parish.
That is why we are extending the invitation to you.
If you would be interested in either visiting or bringing the Eucharist to the sick, homebound, or nursing home residents, please contact Deacon Kevin Jacques at Kevin.email@example.com or call the parish office at 207-282-3321.
If you have Celiac Disease and require low-gluten hosts.
The Bishop’s office has recognized that there are a number of individuals suffering from Celiac Sprue Disease. Parishioners who suffer from this condition should have their physician provide written testimony of the diagnosis along with a recommendation for the use of l ow-gluten hosts. Please contact Liz Williams, Pastoral Life Coordinator at Elizabeth.Williams@portlanddiocese.org or call 207-282-3321 when these items have been obtained.
For some, a solution may be consuming the Precious Blood only and omitting consuming the Sacred Host.