Visitation Ministry

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Matthew 25:40

The Visitation Ministry is just one of the many ways the homebound/nursing home parishioners of our parish are able to stay in touch with our Cathedral activities and to know that they have not been forgotten.

Visits are made by Visitation Ministry members, often in pairs, as their schedule permits. Four times a year (the first Monday of Feb, May, Aug, and Nov), the full 'membership' meets to talk over upcoming activities/events, discuss concerns, and update (as best we can) the visitation lists.

Please Note

At the request of Ministry Members, a 'visits made' list for the previous month is available to be picked up from the rack outside the church office the first Sunday of the month. Members are asked to call in, leave a phone message or list in the church office or drop a note in the 'Visitation' box (before the end of each month) a list of those they visited during that month.


What we do

Involved year round, St. Mary's Visitation Ministry members are instrumental in:

  • Sending Christmas, birthday, and Valentine greetings to each homebound/nursing home parishioner
  • Delivering to each homeboud/nursing home parishioner flowers or Christmas gifts from the Cathedral
  • Coordinating and taking part in the delivery of Paschal flowers during Bright Week
  • Sponsoring church-wide seminars on such topics as: depression, living wills, physical therapy, pharmacology
  • Participation in the Liturgies (Typica service) at the St. Anthony, Crestview, Park Baptist, and Eldercare Health Care Centers...Identifying additional facilities for future liturgies
  • Providing and distributing (upon request) Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and Liturgy of St. Basil cassette tapes to our homebound (cassette players also available)


We want you!

The Visitation Ministry is always looking for new members. If you would like to join, please contact any Ministry member for more information.

Mary Jo Rusinak, Coordinator: [email protected]



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