Just a heads up here about caring for you when you are in the hospital and/or homebound parishioners.
I want to remind you that it is no longer possible for us to get a list of Catholic patients at Mary Washington Hospital. This means that the only way we can know you are there is if you or a family member call the parish offices. Let us know that you are there so that we can get someone to bring you holy communion!
And did you realize that if someone is homebound because of prolonged illness that we can take them Holy Communion? It really is a simple matter, but often folks don’t think to call the Church and let us know that their parent who lives with them is no longer able to get out to Mass. Our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help the priests and deacons in taking communion to those who can not come to Mass, and it is really an a very rewarding task to help take communion to someone who longs for Jesus.
Many folks didn’t even know this was possible. It is in prolonged illness and even approaching our final meeting with the Lord that me most need to stay close to him in Holy Communion. Help us to take care of all of our parish family by letting the parish offices know of your pastoral needs.