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Ministers of the Eucharist

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The Eucharist constitutes the very life of the Church, for the Lord said; "I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry; no one who believes in me shall ever thirst."

In every celebration of the Eucharist there should always be a sufficient number of ministers for the distribution of the Eucharist. Priority is always given to ordinary ministers (bishops, priests, deacons). When there are large numbers of the faithful present and there are insufficient ordinary members at hand, extraordinary ministers properly appointed beforehand should assist in the distribution of Communion.

Your willingness to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist, reflects not only a response to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God, but a commitment to Christ as you share in the preaching, teaching, and leading aspects of the church. You offer the Eucharist, recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom you offer the Eucharist and ultimately you act as the Body of Christ by fully participating in the life of the parish and the wider community.

Eucharistic Ministers may be called upon to bring the Eucharist to temporarily homebound parishioners who may be, temporarily, unable to participate, in the Parish liturgical celebrations, due to illness or hospital recuperation. Most of the time, you will bring the Eucharist to the temporarily homebound person(s) on your way home after you have attended Sunday Mass.

All Eucharistic Ministers are trained and commissioned in this ministry. If you are willing to serve in this way, please contact the rectory.

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