Volunteers needed at St. Cloud Hospital to bring Communion

The Spiritual Care Department at the St. Cloud Hospital is seeking more volunteers to bring the Eucharist to patients in the hospital.

“We provide the Eucharist daily to patients in the hospital, because the spiritual life is integral to the care of persons,” hospital chaplain Anita Fischer said. “These volunteers bring the Body of Christ, their presence and prayer to Catholic patients experiencing illness.”

The need for extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist is especially important on the weekends, she said, although there are also open spots during the week. Volunteers should be able to commit to a few hours on one Friday, Saturday or Sunday a month. They can sign up to assist on one or two floors (or more if they are able). Scheduling is flexible and will accommodate the volunteers’ needs.

“We will provide all the training that you need,” Fischer said. “And before beginning on their own, the extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist will be able to shadow other extraordinary ministers.”
For more information, contact Deb Galvez or Anita Fischer at 320-251-2700, ext. 54621.


Author: The Visitor

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