St. Joseph Catholic Church Palm Bay

Ministers to the Sick



Ministers of the Sick are entrusted with the special care of the sick and home-bound of our parish community. With regular visitation,administrationof the Eucharist, genuine care, and concern - they extend the loving presence of the Church to those who are separated from their parish by illness. As Ministers to the Sick, we gain new skills, meet new people, experience new challenges, get the opportunity to help others, and are able to use our talents and spirituality in serving the Lord.


"For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there in their midst"

-Matthew 18:20


Ministers of the Sick are ordinary baptized Catholic people who commit themselves to the visitation of the sick, shut-ins, nursing home residents, the hospitalized, and their caregivers. This visitation is called Pastoral Care and is one of the most ancient ministries of the Church. Some of the most common traits for a Minister to the Sick include: acceptance, common sense, compassion, confidentiality, empathy, listening, openness, patience, prayerfulness, presence, understanding, and unselfishness.



Would you like to join the Ministers of the Sick and help spread God's word? If so, contact Anne O'Neill at the church office.