For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty and you gave me to drink,
I was a stranger and you invited me in.
- Matthew 25:35
Being a Eucharistic Minister is a simple and fulfilling way to support our parish community. This ministry will enhance your involvement in the liturgy and provide you an opportunity to give the gift of God. As a Eucharistic Minister you can serve periodically, on a regular basis according to your availability, or simply be on call. Whichever you choose, you will experience personal enrichment and the joy of being able to serve others.
To become a Eucharistic Minister you need to attend a two-hour training session, share your thoughts about the Eucharist and explore your ideas on the ministry. You will receive guidance in the handling of both the chalice and the paten as you practice the distribution of the gifts. An additional hour of training will be provided for those who wish to serve the sick and elderly. Once you are commissioned by the Archdiocese you are ready to serve.
If scheduled participation at one of the Sick & Elderly Facilities is not feasible for you, why not be on call and respond according to your availability. The parish house handles individual requests to bring the gift of our Lord to the homebound sick and elderly. This may be a single call for service, or a regular need, with arrangements made according to the situation. When the call comes in, a Eucharistic Minister from the on call list, located close to where the need is, will be contacted. If you have the time to serve…terrific! If this is not a convenient time, someone else will be called and you will be called again in the future.
For more information contact Trina Hope at 301-469-8949 or firstname.lastname@example.org