In our gospels, we proclaim a Lord who suffers with the suffering, who grieves with the grieving, who knows our isolation and our pain. Every Christian is called to the tasks of healing and comforting and companionship.
— Handbook for Ministers of Care, Liturgy Training Publications
Ministers of Care are ordinary people called to minister to ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Parishioners are commissioned by Divine Mercy to bring the compassion, prayer and communion of the parish, and the church, to the sick and homebound. These ministers are commissioned to bear witness to the suffering of parishioners and of Christ. This is a ministry of presence: the presence of the minister of care, and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
At Divine Mercy, we bring the bread of life, the Eucharist, to someone who cannot come to either of our worship sites. We have ministers who are trained to bring the Eucharist to our members in the hospital, nursing homes, in rehab centers, and to those who are homebound.
If you know someone who would benefit from a weekly visit or some companionship during an illness, or period of rehabilitation, please contact:
Director of Pastoral Care and Outreach
at the Parish Office, 847-446-0856
Anima Christi Prayer
Soul of Christ be my sanctification.
Body of Christ be my salvation.
Blood of Christ, fill all my veins.
Water from Christ's side, wash out my stains.
Passion of Christ, my comfort be.
O good Jesus, listen to me.
In your wounds I would hide,
never to be parted from your side.
Guard me when the foe assails me,
guide me when my feet shall fail me.
Bid me come to you above
with your Saints to sing your love.
Forever and ever, Amen
OUR TWO CHUrches
TEMPORARY CONTACT NUMBER
& OFFICE HOURS
The Divine Mercy Parish office is currently closed due to the Governor’s Shelter at Home Order. During this time, you can contact the parish at our temporary phone number. Thank you.
TEMPORARY NUMBER > 847-881-6664
ST. PHILIP THE APOSTLE CHURCH
1962 Old Willow Rd.
Northfield, Illinois 60093-2913
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