Spiritual care consists of reception of Holy Eucharist, access to the Sacrament of Confession, and Anointing of the Sick. For those who with to receive either the Sacrament of Confession or Anointing of the Sick, please contact the Parish so we will know how to best serve you.
Within Christ the King boundaries, the Villa, Azteca, Belmont Lodge and Belmont Senior Care are served through an active network of dedicated lay ministers and Clergy.
What does serving the Nursing Home Residents entail?
It is a generous decision to distribute Holy Communion to residents in Nursing Homes. It is a rewarding experience to grasp the gratitude of these residents who are so grateful to have your presence and receive the supreme gift of Holy Communion.
Two of the Nursing Homes have “room by room” distribution of Holy Communion. This entails following a listing of Catholic patients with whom you would briefly visit, pray an Our Father, and offer distribution of Holy Communion. The room by room distribution typically takes anywhere from 30- 40 minutes. We have several volunteers who rotate at each Nursing Home, with the goal of only a once monthly commitment.
One of our Nursing Homes, the Villa, offers a weekly Word Communion Service on Wednesdays. This short service is the same Word Communion Service with distribution of Holy Communion that is offered here at Christ the King on Mondays (and other days as designated). The service takes about 20-25 minutes to administer.
Our final Nursing Home, Belmont Senior Care, has four cottage style gatherings for the residents. Some of the distribution of Holy Communion is room by room, and then there are several gathered abbreviated Word Communion Services. The rotation through the cottages typically takes about 35 minutes or so.
The Volunteer Minister will be asked to become a Commissioned Minister of Communion if they are not yet one.
Volunteer Communion Ministers Welcome!
Those who desire to share the Eucharist with home bound brothers and sisters are invited to contact the Parish Office for further details and training. Please contact Sarah Nelson at 719-542-9248 ext. 121 or firstname.lastname@example.org