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EMOC ministry is a visible link to sick and homebound of our parish

Is this ministry calling you? Learn more at Nov. 10 potluck and information session.

The last moments of the 8:30 am Mass at Holy Infant provide a special link to those who cannot be with us: the sick and homebound of our community as ministers are sent forth to share the Word and the Eucharist with those they visit. 

The need is great for people to serve in this ministry, so we are now establishing the option for an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion to serve on weekdays. We invite parishioners to prayerfully consider being a part of this ministry. Join us Nov. 10 at 1 p.m. for a potluck and information session on this vital ministry. Please RSVP to the parish office at 919-544-7135. 

Rosalie Chamberlain, a long-time minister and co-coordinator of the ministry, said that recipients often express gratitude that we come.

"It’s really a privilege to bring Holy Communion to them and to help them feel connected to our parish community,” she said.

Don Stanger, who co-coordinates the ministry with Rosalie, says ministers can sign up for as many visits as they wish – whether it’s twice a month or twice a year. Ministers can typically complete their routes in one and a half to two hours after the 8:30 am Mass.

The numbers vary but up to five ministers typically bring communion to anywhere from 30 to 50 individuals weekly.

Is this ministry for you? Contact Don Stanger at 919-489-2248 or Rosalie Chamberlain at 919-490-1204.

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