Traveling Eucharistic Ministers
Eucharistic ministers also called (EM’s) bring the Holy Eucharist to those who cannot attend Sunday liturgies at St. Francis of Assisi: the homebound, hospitalized and residents of retirement communities and nursing homes such as Abbotswood, Magnolia Glen, the Meadows, and Springmoor.
If you know of anyone unable to attend weekend liturgies, whether temporarily or permanently, please contact Kathleen Owen at 919-847-8205 x241 to request this service.
EMs to the Homebound
Volunteers are trained, offered the opportunity to shadow until comfortable and scheduled once a month (more if they wish),
to visit the homebound. On your scheduled week, you would visit 2-4 homebound parishioners, pray with them and give them the Eucharist. We are always looking for conscientious individuals to serve as Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound.
If you would like more information or if you would like to volunteer please contact Melanie Fraites – 407-718-3537
or Kathleen Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 919-847-8205×241
EMs to Rex Hospital
Eucharistic ministers from St. Francis, along with volunteers of other parishes, serve the patients at Rex Community Hospital
on Blue Ridge Road. Our volunteers are trained in hospital visitation as well as Eucharistic ministry. Teams of two to three persons
share Eucharist, visit socially, and pray with the hospitalized and their families every Wednesday. If you would like more information about this ministry or if you would like to volunteer please contact Edward Gilmartin at email@example.com
EM to Abbotswood
Volunteers join parishioners at Abbotswood living center in a liturgical service every Sunday at 10:00 am.
This is St. Francis’ way of keeping in touch through prayer and visitations. If you would like more information or
if you would like to become a volunteer please contact Anita Misko at 630-699-0519
EMs to Magnolia Glen
Magnolia Glen Eucharistic Ministers bring the Eucharist to people living at Magnolia Glen Retirement Community
who can no longer attend Mass. Teams of ministers serve as presider and lector for communion services each Saturday at 4:00 pm.
We offer a Rosary service from 3:30 to 4:00 followed by Liturgy of the Word On the second Tuesday of each month at 10:00 am
we gather for a fun event. If you would like more information or if you would like to volunteer please contact Jacob House 919-449-7634
Springmoor Eucharistic Ministers are scheduled to bring the Eucharist to people living at Springmoor
who can no longer attend Mass. If you would like more information or if you would like to volunteer,
please contact Janice Horner at 484-949-1417
Volunteers join the parishioners and residents of the Meadows Senior Living Community in a Communion Prayer service
every Saturday at 5:00 pm. It is through this outreach that St. Francis is keeping in touch with this extended community
with prayer and visitation. If you would like more information or if you would like to volunteer, please contact
Andrea McVerry at 919-846-2056.