Ministry to the Sick at Waterman Hospital,
Area Nursing Homes and Home Visits
At St. Patrick’s, the Ministry to the Sick is a pastoral ministry
that serves all Catholic patients at Florida Hospital Waterman in
Tavares, Fl., and those Catholics who are residing in local nursing
homes, senior living facilities and our own parishioners who are
confined to their homes. This ministry is provided by trained lay
men and women within our parish as well as by Father Robert,
Father Nelson and Deacon Bill Fisher. Our lay ministers have
attended certification training and are commissioned for three years
by the Diocese.
During their visit, our ministers pray and comfort the sick and
those unable to attend Sunday Mass and offer each visited the
opportunity to receive the Eucharist.
In any given week, St. Patrick’s Ministers for the Sick visit over
70 Catholics within our area of responsibility.
Clare Foley oversees the ministry for our nursing homes, senior
living facilities and home visits. These visits usually occur on
Sundays, but can be made during the week as well.
Please think about joining this Ministry – the patients and
Residents are so happy to see you and know that you care.
Clare is ready to answer your questions and will be
happy to arrange “a peek” preview of these ministries where you
accompany one of our ministers on their visit. Then you decide
Whether this is a ministry for you.
Clare Foley 455-8082