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Ministry to the Sick and Homebound

The goal for the Ministry to the Sick and Homebound is to provide compassionate presence, pray and sacrament to parishioners who are confined to their home, hospital, or nursing homes due to illness or old age.  This ministry provides the sick and homebound a sense of community and belonging.

We know that there is an overwhelming amount of resources out there and that it might be hard to know where to start. Our office wants to make it easier for you and so has compiled a list of resources at all stages of your ministry (Getting Started, Growing, and Going Deeper). Download a list of resources related to Ministry with the Sick and Homebound below.


Contact Details:
If you need additional information or further assistance, please contact Saulina (Sally) Amaral, Diocesan Coordinator, Ministries of Care and Ministry with Maturing Adults, at 416-934-3400, ext. 518 or samaral@archtoronto.org.

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World Day of the Sick
To learn more about how your parish can bring awareness to World Day of the Sick, please select this option.