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Comforting Hands

Elderly and Bereaved

Springbank Catholic offers several ministries to the elderly and bereaved in our community. Read about some of the ministries below.

Please contact Sharon Hunt at 519-471-4220 ext. 242 or if you would like to get involved or if you are in need of the assistance of one of our programs.

Pastoral Care Ministry to Nursing Homes

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Ministry of Compassion

Visiting those who are housebound or in hospital, or who have gone through an illness, loss, or just need someone to connect with is vital to the outreach ministry of the parish. Ministers of Compassion are trained ministers who visit and support our parishioners in need on a regular basis. For more information, contact Sharon Hunt at or 519-471-4220 ext. 242.

Nursing Home Ministry

This ministry of prayer, sacrament, and presence involves visiting the long-term care and retirement homes in the Family of Parishes'  boundaries: McCormick Home, Ashwood Manor, Westmount Gardens/Longworth, Glendale Crossing, and Elmwood Place. There are many roles within this ministry, including visiting and praying with the residents, bringing Holy Communion, assisting in the preparation for the monthly Masses, and at different times gathering together to pray the Rosary. Contact Sharon Hunt for more information at

Eucharistic Outreach Ministry

There are many in our parish community who cannot attend Sunday Mass on a regular basis. Every Sunday or when possible, Outreach Eucharistic Ministers visit and bring the Blessed Sacrament to those who are unable to leave their homes. Through this ministry, those who are housebound stay connected with their parish family. Contact the office for more information at 519-471-4220 ext. 242 or

Bereavement Ministry

Going through the loss of a loved one is very difficult. The parish community, as the body of Christ, is called to support one another. The Bereavement Ministry assists in the planning of the funeral celebrations, leads prayer vigils at the funeral home, and follows up with the bereaved following the celebration of life. For more information, contact Sharon Hunt at 519-471-4220 ext. 242 or

Resources for Seniors at Home

Click the button to find resources and videos for at-home prayer, reflection, and information.

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