Eucharistic Visitors and Ministers
At St. Andrew’s a Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the consecrated wine at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister acts under the direction of the priest. In our parish, Eucharistic Ministers also read the lessons and lead the Prayers of the People.
A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the consecrated elements, both the bread and the wine, following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration of the Eucharist. A Eucharistic Visitor acts under the direction of our Rector or another priest.
Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors are recommended by the parish priest to the Bishop of the Diocese, who grants them a license to practice the ministry. Interested parishioners who are confirmed communicants in good standing in the parish can be considered for training as a Eucharistic Minister or Visitor.Contact Father Ben for further information or Marilyn Strangeman for the latest schedule.