The young people will learn to develop concern for the spiritual and physical needs of others.
The young people should be able to explain how the Church calls us to respond to those who are sick or suffering.
Obtain in advance the names and addresses of ill and homebound parishioners, or those who reside in care facilities. Have enough names to pair each young person with someone.
Decide in advance how the booklets will be delivered (by mail or personally). You might want to involve the young people in delivering them.
Remind the young people not to include messages such as "Get well soon."
Make a list of possible Scripture citations for the young people to choose from.
Some young people might have family members, friends, or neighbors who are ill. They might want to make booklets for these persons.