St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Parish

Catholic Services for Homebound



Services Canceled until further notice. 



Thank you for your interest in this joyful ministry.

Homebound Ministry brings the Eucharist to parishioners and other Catholics who are unable to get to Sunday Mass.  Is God calling you to bring Christ in the Eucharist to those unable to join us for Sunday Mass?   Candidates must have received all the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Eucharist, and Confirmation).

The indwelling of Jesus through the Eucharist makes us truly His body in the here and now. The Second Vatican Council calls it “the source and summit of the Christian life” and “the foretaste of the heavenly banquet”.


Although, the typical homebound members are St. Francis senior parishioners, our homebound visits also include those with physical challenges, ill or persons in rehabilitation.  To request a visit by a homebound minister, contact Fr. James at 734-821-2100 or: [email protected] .

Homebound Ministers conduct communion services at residential care and rehabilitation facilities.  Sometimes several volunteer ministers are needed to provide a Communion Service for a group at an assisted living home. Ministers also visit individual residences to give Holy Communion to the homebound.  Catholic relatives, friends and neighbors are invited to consider assisting with this ministry for their homebound loved one.  

Visit St. Francis Parish Homebound Ministry web-page here to learn more. Interested volunteers first complete the St. Francis Parish Homebound Ministry Registration and the Initial training.  (Then in addition each facility may have its own requirements and orientation, background checks, TB testing, etc.) 

SIGN-UP SCHEDULE:  Please sign-up for a date to start, either, at one of the facility locations, or at individual home visits linked below here.  A signup schedule for each of these facilities is linked.

  • Balfour Senior Living2830 S Main St, Ann Arbor. Normally a communion service each week on Friday morning for about 10-12 residents.  
  • Brookhaven Manor, 401 Oakbrook, Ann Arbor. Normally Rosary & Mass on the 3rd Friday, and, a Communion Service on the 1st. & 2nd. Fridays of each month. (Plus Stations of the Cross During Lent.)
  • Cranbrook Apartments (sign-up below), 2901 Northbrook Pl, Ann Arbor.  Normally a Communion Service, every week on Wednesdays.
  • Eisenhower Center (sign-up below), Moriah Hall Chapel, 3200 East Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor.  Normally a Communion Service on the 2nd. Wednesday of each month.
  • Glacier Hills, 1200 Earhart, Ann Arbor. Normally, 1st Tues Communion to individuals; -2nd Weds Communion to individuals in 2 buildings (1 Pavilion & 2 Rehab); -3rd Tues AM Communion to individuals & PM Mass St. Francis Priest one month & St Thomas next; -4th & 5th Tues Communion Service & Rosary.
  • Heartland, 4701 E. Huron River Dr., Ann Arbor.  The minister distributes Holy Communion to individual rooms. Normally on the 2nd week/Tuesday and on the 1st & 3rd & 4th week/Friday.
  • University Living, 2865 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. Normally a communion service each week for about 10-12 residents.  The service day and time can vary each week to fit the ministers schedule.
  • Visit Individual Residence Homes Monthly of Homebound Parishioners of St. Francis, normally on a 1st. Friday.
    Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are responsible for visiting 2 - 3 individual households, which are assigned by the parish office.
  • Other facilities where Catholic Services for Homebound are provided by other Catholic Parishes in our area. 

    Take Communion to UM Hospital:   EMHC Volunteers Needed at U of M hospitals to help distribute Holy Communion to patients and their families. If you are a trained EMHC in your parish and have ever thought about offering this ministry in the hospital, now is the time to explore this call! All necessary training specific to the hospital setting will be provided. For more information, please contact Deacon Wayne Charlton, Staff Chaplain at 734-763-2418 or  [email protected]



Questions?  Contact: Scott Wright (734-821-2121) [email protected]
Homebound Ministry at St. Francis Parish Office, Ann Arbor, MI. 
Only Catholics who are prepared to receive Holy Communion are given The Body of Christ.  
Non-Catholics are welcome and encouraged to ask for a blessing instead.

Created by:   Scott Wright of St. Francis of Assisi Parish Office

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