Ministry of Care

Ministry of Care (MOC) is the link between Our Lady of Joy and parishioners who are homebound, hospitalized, or convalescing. Men and women of the parish minister to their brothers and sisters in Christ who cannot participate in person, either for a short time or on a long-term basis.

This ministry includes bringing the Eucharist and sharing the Word, visiting, listening, and being present when someone is in need of support and comfort.

Parishioners who have received the sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and Confirmation are encouraged to be a part of this vital service to our extended community. All parishioners can be part of this ministry by their faithful support through prayer.

Those OLJ Catholics who are interested in becoming a Minster of Care (MOC) must go through a 2-hour individual training session. There will also be a few sessions of the on-the-job visiting to acclimate to the role as a MOC.