Those to be deputed should be mature in faith and be known to other parishioners as exemplary Catholics. They must also be fully initiated Catholics (Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist). The pastor (or, with the pastor’s permission, the parochial vicar) sends the names of candidates to the Office of the Bishop who give approval and grants permission by letter. The signature of the priest is required as a recommendation of the individual. All Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must be properly prepared for their role of distributing Holy Communion by the pastor or his delegate, and made aware of the nature of this liturgical ministry, the mystery of the Eucharist and the theology of the Mass. Once proper training has been received, the permission becomes effective at the time of the celebration of the liturgical rite from the Book of Blessings, Chapter 63. Unless previously withdrawn, permission is given for a three year period which must be renewed to remain in effect.
Visiting Eucharistic Ministers
In order for us to share the gift of the Eucharist to all of our parishioners, we offer home visits to those who are unable to make it to Mass. Any Eucharistic Minister who would like to help is invited to join this ministry. Eileen Bowes (603-888-0608, firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you would like more information or to become a member of this ministry, please contact the Parish Office by email or at 603-888-0321.
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