Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion are responding to their Baptismal Call to serve God’s people by assisting with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass. The Eucharistic Minister shares the Bread of Life and the Chalice of Salvation with those gathered and by their presence make the outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit visible within the life of our parish family.
The greatest gift Jesus left us was the gift of himself in the Eucharist. St Luke tells us, “He took the bread, said the blessing, broke it and gave it to them saying, ‘This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you.’” (Luke 22:19-20)
Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion to the assembly, nourishing them with the gifts from the sacred table. This ministry is open to all Catholics who have been fully initiated into the Catholic Church with the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation.
HOW DOES ONE BECOME A EUCHARISTIC MINISTER?
If you are interested in serving in the Liturgical Ministry of the Eucharist, please contact the coordinator, Margo Isola at firstname.lastname@example.org. Training will be provided.
(revised August 2023)