Lay Ministers of the Eucharist assist the celebrant
in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. This is a unique
service within the Church of God, one which allows us as laypersons
to participate more completely in the mission of Christ on Earth.
When asked, it is apparent that these Ministers feel a special union
with the Liturgy and a genuine closeness to the Lord.
A less visible group of Eucharistic Ministers are the Ministers to
the Sick, who participate at Mass, but take the Eucharist to persons
who are in the hospital, are housebound, or wish to partake in the
Sacrament but for other reasons cannot attend services at the church.
We would like to have more Eucharistic Ministers so we can spread
out the schedule a bit more. If you have previously been a Eucharistic
Minister and wish to rekindle your participation, or if you would
like to begin sharing in this ministry, please make Fr. Fliss aware
of your interest. Ministers are scheduled in advance, taking into
account their Mass preferences. Training is necessary and provided.
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