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.
Individuals wishing to serve as Eucharistic Ministers and/or Eucharistic Visitors should do the following:
- Meet with your clergyperson to discuss the ministry of a Eucharistic Minister and your desire to serve in this ministry.
- Ensure that you are currently a confirmed communicant in good standing in your parish.
- Complete appropriate training with your parish clergyperson. Training curriculum is determined by Rector or Priest in Charge of congregation.
- Ensure that your Safe Church certification is up to date.
- 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.