Ministry to the Sick and Homebound


Hospital Ministry

When a family member is admitted to a hospital, please call the Rectory to let the parish know. Sometimes regulations enacted to protect the privacy of patients restrict our ability to obtain this information.

When a parishioner is admitted through the Emergency Department of the area hospitals, their names are not usually added to our parish hospital list. If you would like a visit from our priests or a pastoral minister while you are in the hospital, we recommend you or a family member contact the Parish Offices at 330-492-3119. You may contact the hospital chaplain if a priest is needed for an anointing, or, if you would like a parish priest to anoint, please call the Rectory for assistance.


Ministry for Senior Living and Nursing Homes

The Eucharist, prayer and compassionate listening brighten the days of those who are ill, homebound, or residing in health care facilities. Each week Eucharistic Ministers take Holy Communion to our shut-ins and residents at Canton Regency, Manor Care, The Inn at Belden Village, The Landings of Canton and to those who are homebound. 

Family members and friends are encouraged to call the parish office at 330-492-3119 to inform us of the needs of elderly and ill parishioners. 

Transportation to St. Michael 4:00 PM Mass is provided for residents of The Regency of Canton and The Landing of Canton.


Become Involved in the Ministry to the Ill & Homebound

If you would like to become involved in this important ministry, we encourage you to contact Pat Berring in the parish office (330-429-3119 ext. 222) who can schedule you to be trained as a Eucharistic Minister. Rich Toriello coordinates visitors to the nursing homes. Philip & Kathy Laier coordinate visitors to the homebound.