Ministry to Sick or Homebound

Eucharistic Ministry to Homebound and Assisted Living Centers

Many of our parish members are unable to come to Sunday Eucharist and so we have a dedicated group of parish members who bring  Holy Communion to wherever they are. There are three different situations. Read about them, and if interested,  we invite you to learn more about this ministry. Contact Mary Von Koss at (248) 646-2686 Ext. 4013 or

If you want to request Holy Communion or the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please use the Contact Page and email us the information. We will be in contact.

Holy Communion to a Family Member / Friend Who is Ill or Homebound
We will provide a pyx (a container for the consecrated host) and instructions on how to bring Holy Communion to a family member who cannot come to church on Sunday.  You can then bring that pyx to any Mass you attend and be given a host to bring to your family/friend.

Holy Communion to Someone Who is Ill or Homebound
Similar to the above but will have additional training in how to conduct the visit, confidentiality, assessing whether someone should be asked about a priest visiting with the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, and so on.  You will be paired with one or two to visit until they no longer need such a visit. The expectation is that Holy Communion would be brought to them once a week, on a scheduled day and time you mutually arrange.

Leading a Prayer Service and Bringing Communion to a Nursing or Senior Facility
This requires even more training: an ability to lead public prayer and handle a group setting. You would be assigned to a specific nursing or senior care center and conduct such communion services ( Liturgy of the Word followed by distribution of Holy Communion) on a weekly basis at most.

Any fully initiated Catholic in good standing with the Church may receive training for this ministry.