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The Catholic Handbook for Visiting the Sick and Homebound 2022

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All lay ministers who provide care to those who are sick, homebound, isolated, or suffering in some way will benefit from the contents of this book. It includes the official rites they will need from the Book of Blessings and Pastoral Care of the Sick: Rites of Anointing and Viaticum to bring Holy Communion to and pray and share the Gospel with those who cannot regularly worship with their parish community on Sunday.

These rites include:

Communion in Ordinary Circumstances
Communion in a Hospital or Institution
Celebration of Viaticum outside Mass
Orders for the Blessing of the Sick
Order for the Blessing of a Person Suffering from Addiction or from Substance Abuse
Order for the Blessing of a Victim of Crime or Oppression
Order for the Blessing of Parents after a Miscarriage
Visits to the Sick and to a Sick Child
Pastoral Care of the Dying

To help you better with your ministry, this book also includes:

The Gospel for Sundays and Holydays of Obligation for Year C
New explanations of the readings for Year C
List of patron saints for the sick and the suffering

This handbook is specially designed for the use of lay ministers of care, so it does not contain the rites for the Sacraments of Penance or the Anointing of the Sick, or the special prayers and blessings used by ordained bishops, priests, or deacons.

 Paperback | 6 x 9 | 240 pages


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