Who we are A group of volunteers in the parish who are passionate about ensuring that our parishioners who can no longer participate fully in parish life are not forgotten.  We want to reassure them that they continue to be a valuable part of our faith community.

What we do:  We visit, chat, pray, read from scripture, sing or share music.  We also bring  Eucharist to those who cannot come to church.  We listen to their concerns and worries and we comfort them.

Who can join?  We are rebuilding our ministry after a 20-month break from service due to Covid 19.  We are seeking volunteers who have a heart for serving seniors and those confined to their homes (must be double vaccinated). To learn more about the Ministry of Care and Companionship, please contact Debbie Brown (browndebbi@gmail.com) or Kate Pinto (kate@holytrinityns.ca). Please include your phone number so someone can call to chat with you about the ministry. If you’d like to hear what some of our ministers have said about serving in this ministry, scroll down on this page.   

We, as volunteers in the Ministry of Care and Companionship, are called by God.  We bring Christ in the Eucharist, read scripture and discuss the homily.  We bring to these beautiful residents our compassion, kindness and caring.  A smile, a touch of their hand, a hug tells them we care.

Joan ferguson

“You matter because you are you and you matter until the last moment of your life.  We will do all we can, not only to help you die peacefully, but also to live until you die.” 
~ Dame Cicely Saunders

My training helps me view my work and my volunteering in a more relevant way to my faith.

With gratitude for all my personal blessings, I try to be of service to those in need. Being part of the Ministry of Care and Companionship gives me opportunities to grow personally, as I learn to work with like-minded persons of faith.

Christine MacAskill

As a member of the Care and Companionship Ministry, I have the pleasure of bringing the Eucharist to both the nursing home residents and the homebound. This ministry makes me feel closer to the Lord, and it lets the receiver feel like they are part of our church community. Thank you Jesus for this opportunity.

Diane murchison

Each time I serve as a Minister of Communion to the sick and enter their home, I notice their eyes immediately light up, and a smile crosses their face as we meet; and there is no doubt that Christ is truly present. As the visit unfolds and the graces flow, I realize this is the Lord’s work, and that I am only His instrument, chosen to carry out His work.

Ministering to those who are homebound is an awesome gift! To bring the Eucharist to those who are unable to be with us at Mass is an extremely important and necessary ministry.  It gives the opportunity to those members of our parish to feel valued and connected to the Lord, and our parish community.

kathy peek

As Coordinator of the Consolation Ministry, I have developed a stronger commitment to allow God to manage my time, and by answering His call (to this ministry), I have grown in the gifts of compassion, understanding and listening. I also feel blessed and privileged to be a support for those who are part of my own faith community.

ethel cunningham

Being a member of the Ministry of Care and Companionship at Holy Trinity Parish has made me aware of how important it is to be of service to our community. The outreach I have received from the membership has been comforting to me also.  I feel I bring both joy and comfort to the receivers of my home visits and monthly service at Ivy Meadows, and they in return give back far more than what I give.

winnie mills

A moment that had a huge impact on me was witnessing the pure peace and joy on the faces of the residents at Sagewood Nursing Home when Fr. Bryan rested his hand on their heads as he administered the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick as part of the Mass held there for them in Advent.  I was moved to tears as I witnessed their love of God and their appreciation for this Healing Mass.

debbie brown