Ministry of Care

Ministry of Care is an outreach service of Saint Christopher Parish to those who are unable to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist due to sickness or age. Ministers of Care are parishioners who are commissioned by Saint Christopher Parish to offer compassion, prayer and Holy Communion to those who are sick or homebound. This ministry allows those who are sick and homebound to experience the nearness of God and the Christian community through the presence of the Minister of Care and through the reception of the Eucharist at life’s most difficult moments. Ministers of Care bring the Eucharist to Catholic patients in healthcare facilities such as hospitals or nursing homes, but also to private homes.

The Archdiocese of Chicago requires all those wishing to be a part of this ministry to go through a training program and be mandated by the Office for Divine Worship of the Archdiocese of Chicago.

If you are interested in becoming a Minister of Care or your family member or a friend is in need of a visit, please contact Chris Strilko or call the Parish Office at 708-388-8190