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Ministries

We are an active, vibrant church that is not program-focused, but rather people focused. We offer a wide range of ministries for each family member to get connected, stay connected, grow in the Word and grow closer to God. Below are a few of our ministries.

Directory of Ministries and Organizations

Leaders Contact Information: Precious Deang Coordinator (English) (773) 561-2141 

The minister of the sick service at Bethany Hospital, Brightview Nursing Home and the homebound.

This group of ministers carry holy communion to the sick at home or in a hospital or in nursing facility. Their job is not only to transport the Eucharist but they also bring the extention of the parish's liturgy.   This ministry makes the sick and the homebound realize that they are united not only with the Lord's sacrifice but also with the community itself and are supported by the love of their brothers and sisters. This group attends six (6) weeks training from the archdiocese and include instruction on the theology of the Eucharist, the liturgy in the church's spiritual life, the laity's role in the ministry and practical issues of technique and skills required. After training is completed they are commissioned by the archdiocese and the pastor. The commission is good for two (2) years.

The benefit of the ministry:

  • The person joining this ministry receives spiritual rewards and nourishment so that pain and suffering are healed.
  • Joy to serve the sick and the confined. Thanksgiving for the nourishment that heals their pain and suffering. Joy to make them realize that they are still part of the community.

How to Become Special Minister of the Eucharist

If you feel called to be a special minister of the Eucharist, please notify the parish office who will notify the Coordinator. Inform them of the days and times you are available to serve and the type of eucharistic ministry you are interested in (e.g. if you would like to be a Minister of Communion during Mass or be a minister in the Ministry of Care).

Please mention any experience you may have in the past as a eucharistic minister, if any. It is important for those contemplating this ministry to realize that one can serve as eucharistic minister either at the liturgy or to the sick or in both of these capacities. However, not everyone feels called to or is able to exercise the ministry with the sick and infirm. This requires special instruction and training as well as the ability to withstand the trials of encountering sickness and suffering.

Please click on the Eucharistic Ministers page for more information on the responsibilities and qualifications.


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