EMHC’s may receive additional training to bring Holy Communion to those individuals who, by illness or hospitalization, are separated from the community and cannot regularly attend Mass. Those who wish to serve as an EMHC-MTS may either perform regular home visits to shut-ins, or regularly visit the sick in nursing homes, physical rehab facilities or hospitals.
They must fulfill all the requirements to become a mandated EMHC as well as further training to participate in the Ministry to the Sick and Homebound.
In addition to Safe Environment Certification, EMHC-MTS’s must also be fingerprinted/go through a background check and commit to on-going training, spiritual enrichment, and catechetical formation.
2 – four-hour Diocesan Training
4 – one-hour on-going formation sessions per year
Makes home or facility visits 1 – 2 times per month
Please contact Jodie Tully in the parish office for more information.