A minister to the sick and shut-ins offers services to those people who are hospitalized, in nursing homes, or confined to private homes. The purpose of this ministry is to provide the sick or shut-ins with an experience of the care and concern of their faith community and to provide an opportunity to pray with other, receive the Eucharist, and to experience the love of Christ. Training is provided by the Diocesan Lay Ministry Office and by the parish coordinator.