I like to mention this a couple of times a year: if you or a loved one ends up in the hospital or in a nursing home for rehab please have someone contact the parish.  The HIPPA laws will not allow the hospital or nursing home to let us know if one of our parishioners is there.  The only way we know is if someone contacts us.  Deacon Al and I will visit you or your loved one and it is an important part of our ministry, but again we only know if someone lets us know and be assured we are never too busy to make those important visits.