Eucharistic Minister

The Ministry

A Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the consecrated elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister acts under the direction of clergy exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.

Training and Licensing

Individuals wishing to serve as Eucharistic Ministers and/or Eucharistic Visitors should do the following:

  1. Meet with your clergyperson to discuss the ministry of a Eucharistic Minister and your desire to serve in this ministry.
  2. Ensure that you are currently a confirmed communicant in good standing in your parish.
  3. Complete appropriate training with your parish clergyperson. Training curriculum is  determined by Rector or Priest in Charge of congregation.
  4. Ensure that your Safe Church certification is up-to-date.
  5. After above requirements are complete, you will be ready to apply to the bishop’s office for a license. Please work with your parish clergy to submit the Eucharistic Minister License Request.