St. Mary's Parish
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- 600 Avenue B Sterling, IL 61081 -- Call 815-625-0640 -- Rev. James Keenan- Pastor

Eucharistic Ministers to the Shut-ins

Homes, Hositals and Nursing Homes




Our Parish has an extensive outreach program for those parishioners who are ill or confined to their homes, hospital, or nursing homes.

Each week, following the 8:30 AM Sunday Mass, Eucharistic Ministers go forth to bring Communion to the shut-ins.  Parish members visit the hospitalized parishioners periodically throughout the week.  On the first Friday of each month, a Priest or Deacon will visit those parishioners who are homebound.  Also, Masses are scheduled periodically throughout the year at various nursing homes in Sterling.

Those parishioners who are 18 years and older are eligible to participate.  They should have an understanding of our faith, be compassionate and committed to service to the sick, aged, and homebound.  It also requires training in Eucharistic Ministry.  Service is assigned to individuals on an availability basis.