Matthew 25:34-36 34. "Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 35. for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; 36. I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.’"

Illness, both physical and spiritual, can come at any time. All of us, because of the fullness of this world, are susceptible. At times, our illness may be so debilitating that we are unable to come to the church for worship and the Holy Mysteries, especially the Eucharist, Unction and Confession. In these circumstances, the Church as the Body of Christ, reaches out to the sick and infirm. The priest can administer the sacraments and provide spiritual guidance. Lay people can also participate in this ministry by being present, through prayer, providing encouragement and meeting practical needs. The church regularly updates its shut-in list. Please contact us if you or anyone else would like a visit from the priest and/or a member of the visitation committee.