At this time, our Stephen Ministry is tied very closely to the ministry of being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Eucharist to the Home Bound. We are hoping to expand our Stephen Ministry in the future.

The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is a gift in which we are all called to participate, but many parishioners are unable to do that. Illness, surgery, or just being home bound may be the reason many cannot get out and especially cannot attend Mass. This means they are not able to receive Holy Communion. During those times it is extremely important to let them know that our parish is praying for them and that they are missed. Even more important is delivering Communion to them at their home, hospital or nursing center.

To accommodate this ever increasing need, Christ the King – St. Francis de Sales Parish has created an organized Home bound Ministry. Our goal is to extend the love and caring of the Body of Christ to those unable to attend Mass.

We welcome men and women from all corners of our geographical area, and no prior experience is needed, as training will be provided. All you need is a desire to serve our Lord and the ability to provide a loving and faith filled visitation to someone in need.

Please contact Father James at 231-937-5757 or Deacon Rick Dubridge at mrdubridge@hotmail.com to sign up or for more information.

Prayerfully consider volunteering as a Eucharistic Minister to the home bound. The blessings you will receive can be life changing.