St Benet’s have a number of people who, due to infirmity or old age, are unable to come to Mass, but who regularly receive Holy Communion in their own homes. The Blessed Sacrament (the bread consecrated during the Eucharist which becomes the Body of Christ) can also be taken to those in hospital, or those experiencing a short period of sickness and convalescence at home.
In addition to this, communion is taken to the residents of the Ash Court Nursing home in our parish once a month.
On all these occasions, Fr Peter, or another licensed eucharistic minister, will visit the sick or housebound individual, celebrate a short liturgy, and administer holy communion.
Fr Peter is happy to visit anyone in need or sickness, and is always willing to celebrate the sacraments for anyone who needs them.