Catholic Health Association of Manitoba

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The Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry Parish Nursing is a health ministry of faith communities which emphasizes the wholeness of body, mind and spirit. Rooted in the vision of Christ as Healer, this ministry grows out of the belief that all faith communities are places of health and healing and have a role in promoting wholeness through the integration of faith and health. The Canadian Association for Parish Nursing Ministry (CAPNM) is committed to the development of parish nursing as a health and ministry resource within Canada. For CAPNM resources (English and French) click here:

Compassionate Care Course

The Compassionate Care Course is designed for anyone preparing to support and care for individuals that are living with a life-limiting illness and those who are grieving a death. 

The Compassionate Care Course is intended as training for Palliative Manitoba volunteers, but is open to organizations and the public as space allows. The course takes place one weekday evening for eight consecutive weeks and students are required to attend all classes in order to receive certification. Please note; for Palliative Manitoba volunteers there are 2 additional weeks for volunteer orientation.

Each week is a different topic and classes are lead by trained speakers that work in their field of specialty.

Course Outline Objectives

Course Registration Fees:
  • Palliative Manitoba Volunteer – $60.00
  • Organization Sponsored Staff & Volunteers – $165.00
  • Self-Improvement/Personal Interest $200.00

Please contact Tiana for more information or to register, 204-889-8525 ext. 228 or


Handbook for Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion 
by Nancy Cunniff

As an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, your ministry goes far deeper than helping the priest give out the Eucharist. In fact, says Nancy Cunniff, “you serve the whole community by sharing with them the mystery that makes us one body.” In this inspiring booklet, Cunniff helps you understand meaning of the communal celebration of the Eucharist and your role and responsibility as a member of the assembly. You’ll get a deeper understanding of the communion rite and the practical, theological, and ritual dimensions of your ministry. With prayers and reflections written specifically for extraordinary ministers, you’ll find yourself newly refreshed in your love for the Eucharist.     Handbook link

Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Resources

If you wish to email or call to purchase these resources contact customer service agent: 1-800-7691147 or email: or fax: 1-613-241-5090.  On-line purchase links are shown below.

Understanding the Sacraments of Healing: A Rite-Based Approach  by Randy Stice

Guiding readers through the rites of Penance and Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick, Understanding the Sacraments of Healing examines each of the rites’ Old Testament foundations, liturgical history, and sacramental theology, exploring the way in which the sacraments of healing affect and influence one’s daily Christian life.

ISBN: 9781616712495   CCCB Code: USH-000 $24.95 CAD
Online purchase: Sacraments of Healing

Communion of the Sick Ritual and Pastoral Notes for Lay Ministers - Revised Second Edition

This pocket-size ritual for lay people who bring the Eucharist to the sick features: •Pastoral notes and rubrics for Communion to the sick; •Ritual for Communion to the sick; •Scripture readings using NRSV translation; •Other rituals and prayers appropriate for lay people; •French ritual for Communion to the sick-for use in bilingual areas; •Prayer for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

The booklet also contains the following excerpts from the complete edition of Pastoral Care of the Sick: •Communion in ordinary circumstances; •Communion in a hospital or institution; •Viaticum outside Mass; •Commendation for the dying; •Prayers for the dead; •Selected readings from sacred Scripture.

ISBN: 9780889977716 CCCB Code: 182-426 $9.95 CAD
Online purchase: Communion of the Sick Ritual Order Form 

Communion of the Sick – Prayer Card

This user-friendly card may be used by Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion when bringing Communion to the sick and shut-ins. The single, two sided card, includes the Rite of Communion in ordinary circumstances. The Rite is presented in a clear and simple manner with rubrics in red and the leader’s parts in bold-face type.  1-9 copies $2.00 10+ copies $1.60 CAD

ISBN: 9780889977228  CCCB Code: 182-419
Online purchase:  Prayer Card