CCS’ pastoral ministry provides Catholic services and communion for seniors in nursing homes and senior living communities throughout the Tucson area.
Father Angelo Mastria, O CARM, and Sister Carolyn Nicolai, FSP, staff the ministry, visiting 27 facilities at least twice a month to hold Mass and make personal visits to comfort and console Catholic residents and others who ask for it. Father Angelo and Sister Carolyn also minister to those that are in the hospital.
About 100 volunteers assist the ministry by bringing the residents into the room where Mass will be held, assisting them in taking communion, and returning them to their rooms afterwards. Also with the help of volunteers, Sister Carolyn leads the group in songs, shares stories and a spiritual message.
Through the services and through their love and friendship, Father Angelo, Sister Carolyn, and all the volunteers lift, console, and strengthen people who might otherwise go without spiritual care.