Homebound - St. Michael Catholic Church


Each member of St. Michael’s is invited to participate in our homebound ministry by praying for our absent brothers and sisters. 


Father, your Son accepted our sufferings to teach us the virtue of patience in human illness. Hear the prayers we offer for our sick brothers and sisters. May all who suffer pain, illness, or disease realize that they have been chosen to be saints and know that they are joined to Christ in his suffering for the salvation of the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen

About St. Michael's Ministry to the sick, elderly and homebound

St. Michael’s Ministry to the Sick, Elderly and Homebound (MSEH) is a place where every parishioner of St. Michael can take part in showing love and care to our parishioners who for reasons of health or infirmity cannot be with us as we gather for Mass.  It is also the largest ministry at St. Michael’s, as it has so many groups which fall within the ministry. 


The Visitation Ministry of MSEH make weekly calls, and occasional home visits, to connect with the elderly and the home bound, providing much needed conversation and companionship. Parishioners who volunteer in this ministry usually make one visit per week on a day of their choosing. We provide training for volunteers prior to their first homebound visit. Volunteers need to be 18 years of age or older.


Another group within the MSEH ministry is our  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Ministry.  They are the volunteers who are trained as Eucharistic Ministers and are able to bring the Eucharist, as well as news of parish events, and lend a listening ear to homebound parishioners. Our goal is to ensure that all parishioners who are homebound, permanently or temporarily, are visited by an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion on a regular basis.


A great place for teens, those who are creative and have the gift of writing or art and college age to take part within MSEH is the Card Ministry.  Cards are sometimes hand made, and always hand written then sent to parishioners in hospitals, to grieving families, to parents of new babies, and those with special anniversaries.


For parishioners who enjoy cooking the Meal Ministry within MSEH provides meals for families in crisis and those recovering from surgery, etc. and relay any additional needs of the family to other ministers.  The volunteers of this ministry prepare meals at home and bring them to the Parish Office for delivery by other volunteers.


Interested in becoming a MSEH volunteer? Fill out the form below and you will be contacted 

Would you like to arrange for someone to visit you or a family member?

If you are homebound and would like to find out how we can assist, please email mseh@stmichaelmemphis.com, and Cathy will help you schedule a time for someone to visit your home, care facility, or hospital.

For emergency visits due to extreme illness or for those in need of the sacrament of Anointing of the Sick, please call the parish office at 901-323-0896.