Queen of the Holy Rosary Hospital Ministry
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion bring the Eucharist to people who are in our community but unable to attend Mass. In ministering to the sick, elderly and home-bound,we seek to fulfill our baptismal commitment of continuing the work of Christ on earth. These ministers may serve those who are hospitalized, living in long term care facilities or senior complexes or are home-bound. Hospital Ministry is a beautiful way to nourish the dignity and spiritual wellness of those unable to attend Mass. There are several ways to serve. Training is a combined effort of the SMMC Catholic Chaplain and the Parish Hospital Ministry Coordinator. Interested in volunteering? Please call the Parish Office 913-4332-4616.
Where Do We Serve?
Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC): Queen of the Holy Rosary serves Eucharist to the Catholic patients at Shawnee Mission Hospital alternating Sundays with Good Shepherd Parish. We also have teams that visit once a week.
Overland Park Place:QHR Pastor says Mass on the first Friday of each month. A Eucharistic Service is held each Sunday.
Overland Park Nursing and Rehab Center: On Thursday of each week a Rosary is said followed by reception of Holy Communion. A HEM distributes Holy Communion on Sunday.
Ms. Kate Zon, the Johnson County Catholic Chaplain trains Hospital Eucharistic Minister Volunteers at the Shawnee Mission Medical Center. She meets for an hour to go over guidelines of the Hospital and Spiritual care. After meeting with Kate a short training is conducted at the Parish to go over details on how to get the Eucharist and other guidelines set up by the Pastor.
If you are interested in serving with Hospital Ministry, please contact the Parish Office: 913-432-4616.
Sometimes parishioners are not able to continue attending mass. When the parishioner or family member calls they are set up with a volunteer who will come to their home to serve Holy Communion. This may be an “on-going” or “temporary” situation. The Hospital Ministry coordinator keeps a list of the HEM volunteers and of parishioners receiving Holy Communion in the home.
If you become ill or hospitalized please have a FAMILY MEMBER notify the parish office. This one phone call will make available to you the prayers and spiritual care of the Pastor.
The family member may request:
Your name be added to the Bulletin Prayers for the Sick.
You receive the sacrament of Holy Communion.
If you wish to be anointed speak with Father Pete after the mass you attend the Sunday prior to your scheduled appointment.
Please leave a phone number, so we may keep in touch and better serve you while in the hospital and upon returning home.