Communion Calls and Hospital Visits
Holy Communion is taken to the homebound parishioners the first Friday of each month. Homebound parishioners who would like to be placed on the list for monthly Holy Communion, please call the parish office at (570) 383-3244 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
From time to time we have parishioners hospitalized for significant periods of time about whom we never hear. Sometimes the information may be held back because of current Hippa Laws that seek to protect the privacy of patients. Due to federal privacy regulations, the hospitals will no longer notify the parish about a parishioner’s admission. Sometimes our parishioners may get reported to other Sacred Heart Parishes such as in Jermyn or South Scranton. In the end, I may be walking right by a parishioner’s room without ever knowing that he/she was ever admitted. Therefore, when a family member or friend is admitted to a hospital, please call the parish office and leave a message. Hospital visitation is a very important part of our parish ministry.