Housebound of the Parish
Arrangements are made for the housebound to receive Holy Communion on a weekly basis from the Clergy and Special Ministers. Then twice a year, in the summer and autumn, there is Mass for the Sick followed by refreshments. These Masses are very popular with the housebound as they offer the opportunity for friendship to the renewed.
In the build-up to the festive season the school plays its part by hosting a party for senior citizens of the parish; this offers another opportunity for the housebound to meet with other parishioners once more and, as we draw nearer to Christmas, the parish distributes gifts of varying kinds according to their needs, including a signed Christmas card from the Parish Priest and a Catholic calendar.
Residential Care Homes
The parish covers five residential care homes in the Borough, Radcliffe, Trinity Court, Rosedene, Heritage and Ronald Gibson House.
Once a week the Roman Catholic residents receive Holy Communion and those who are too weak to do so have a prayer said and a blessing given by the Clergy. From time to time during the year the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass is celebrated including Christmas time when the parishioners accompany the Clergy to support the gathering, especially in the singing of Christmas carols.
Katherine Baird House, 36 Balham High Road, SW12
Tel: 020 8673 0848
Heritage Care Centre, Henry Doulton Drive, Church Lane, SW17
Tel: 020 8672 9050
Trinity Court Nursing Home, 165 Trinity Road, SW17
Tel: 020 8767 8767
Ronald Gibson House, Burntwood Lane, SW18
Tel: 020 8877 9998
Rosedene Nursing Home, 141 Trinity Road, SW17
Tel: 020 8672 7969