Anyone interested in learning about the role of a Eucharistic Minister should speak with Msgr. Fitzgerald. There are church guidelines that need to be met and a training session is required by the Diocese.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS WRITE-UP
At St. Thomas More Church, our Eucharistic Ministers (also known as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) perform two vital pastoral functions. First, they assist in dispensing Holy Communion to the congregation during weekend masses and on holy days. Second, they bring Communion to St. Thomas More parishioners who are in nursing homes or who are house-bound due to infirmity, injury, or other cause.
Candidates for the Eucharistic Ministry must meet certain Diocesan requirements (Msgr. Fitzgerald can provide details on these requirements). Also, candidates must attend a brief (approximately one-hour) training session that is held each spring at several churches around the diocese.
Typically, Eucharistic Ministers are assigned to serve at one mass every five or six weeks, and they are always assigned to the mass they regularly attend. For those Eucharistic Ministers who will be bringing Holy Communion to the infirm, additional training is provided on how to perform home visits.
If you think you might like to be a part of this very rewarding ministry, please speak with Monsignor Fitzgerald after mass or stop in at the rectory to discuss your interest.