|Stained glass at Christ the Redeemer
The Eucharistic Ministry to the Sick provides Eucharistic visitation to those unable to attend Mass, such as the homebound, nursing home residents and those who are hospitalized.
A homebound parishioner is someone who is unable to attend Mass because of an illness or physical impairment. This includes Hospice patients. Our Parish Office staff receives the request for a visit. A member of the Ministry is assigned and brings the Eucharist to the parishioner’s home.
Individuals interested in joining this ministry must be trained as EMHC, be compassionate and ready to visit when and where they are needed. The minimum commitment for this ministry is a two-hour visit to one of the facilities once a month or a 30-minute weekly visit to a homebound parishioner.
The individual who serves the sick and shut-in needs to possess certain qualities and gifts, including:
- A listening presence
- Compassion and empathy
- A non-judgmental attitude
- Commitment and follow through
- Gentleness of manner
- Commitment to continuous training and spiritual development
- Registered parishioner of Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church
- If married, in a valid Catholic Marriage with no impediments to reception of Sacraments
Hospital/Nursing Home Visitations
The individual would make regular visitations to hospitals and nursing homes according to the following schedule:
- Following the 9 a.m. Mass on Monday mornings - Ministers visit Parsons Assisted Living.
- Following the 9 a.m. Mass on two Tuesdays a month and after the 7 a.m. Mass on two Sundays a month - Ministers visit Grace Care Center of Cypress.
- Following the 9 a.m. Mass on Friday mornings - Ministers visit Cy-Fair Hospital, Kindred Hospital, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital, North Cypress Medical Center and Park Manor Nursing Home.
- Following the 9 a.m. Mass on the last Sunday of the month - Ministers visit Cypresswood Health and Rehabilitation Center.
The patients and residents of these facilities are brought the Eucharist and our Catholic fellowship in the form of comfort of presence, prayers, quality listening, love and compassion.
For more information, contact Ministry Leaders Truman and Mary Ann Davis at 281-256-1210 or 832-603-3341, or by email at
To schedule a visit from a Eucharistic Minister for yourself or a loved one, please contact the Parish Office at