There are many ways that you can become involved in Eucharistic Ministry.¬†¬† You may want to be a distributor of the Body or Precious Blood of Christ. ¬†You may enjoy reading and want to be a Lector (someone who reads the 1st and 2nd Scripture passages ) or a Commentator: (someone who¬†reads the beginning statements and the closing remarks / announcements).¬† Perhaps you wish to work behind the scenes as a Sacristan ( Someone who sets up for Sunday or a Week day Mass).¬†
Whatever your talents are, your involvement is important for us and for building your connection with the church.¬†¬† Every¬†Spring we send out a Time and Talent form on which you can choose to continue or begin a new volunteer duty in the parish.¬† After the results¬†are entered into the data base, you will be contacted or scheduled for your talent.
We are greatly appreciative of all our volunteers in the Ministry of the Eucharistic Celebration and hope you will enjoy participating.
Communion to the Homebound
Our parish also has a number of volunteers who make visits to those who cannot make it to church on Sunday.¬† They volunteer to visit a parishioner in need,¬†once a week (about 20 min.) to¬†bring them¬†the Body of¬†Christ and pray with them.
We also have volunteers who help with the Mass at the Onalaska Care Center.¬†¬† We are always in need of vounteers to help.
Dealing with Illness
¬†Do you have a loved one in the hospital?
Are you unable to attend weekly Mass because of a serious illness?¬†
Do you want to receive the Sacrament of Anointing?
Please give us a call to let us know your spiritual needs. Hospitals are not responsible for¬† notifying Churches, but if you have a family member notify us, we can make a visit¬† and keep in touch with you after you return home.
While in the hospital you may be anointed by the ‚Äúpriest on call‚ÄĚ, or your parish priest if he is available, but you must ask for it.
St. Patrick Parish offers Communion to those who are unable to make it to Sunday Mass because of an injury, illness or home confinement.¬†¬†¬† Because of the number of people in the parish, we need you to call us and let us know your situation and request to have a volunteer bring Communion.¬†¬† If you have a family member who would be willing to bring Communion home to you from Sunday Mass,¬†we can help set that up.¬†¬†¬† If needed, we will ask one of our volunteers to¬†make a¬†Communion¬†visit to you during the week, on a day choosen between the two of you.¬† (Aprox. 20 minutes)Contact the parish at 783-5535 Msgr. Steve Kachel (Pastor) or Call Marge Hickey at 783-2717