Communion to the Sick & Homebound

Due to COVID-19, our Homebound list has grown substantially and many of our parishioners have been without holy Communion for nearly six months. As we understand a little more about the behavior of the coronavirus and appreciate the usefulness of facial masks, social distancing, and good hygiene, Saint Patrick invites our Homebound community to let us know if you would like to receive holy Communion at your home. Participating clergy and extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist will be specially trained to ensure a reasonably safe experience for everyone.  

Registered parishioners living in private homes who desire a priest, deacon, or extraordinary minister of the Eucharist to visit at some point in September or October are encouraged to call the rectory at 216-631-6872. Give your name, current address, phone number, and best time of day to visit. The minister will call to arrange for a day and time prior to the visit. The priests are available for anointing of the sick and the sacrament of reconciliation. While the weather remains comfortable we recommend that our visit be on your porch or another location outside, if at all possible.

Please keep in mind that we cannot visit your home without your permission and—for the time being—this ministry is only available to those residing in private homes. Each nursing home, hospital, and healthcare facility has its own set of regulations and procedures.

If you are an extraordinary minister of holy Communion and would like to assist, please contact Father Gurnick at mgurnick@dioceseofcleveland.org. This will be followed up by a Zoom meeting for special training for visiting our Homebound brothers and sisters.