Why should I participate?
To understand why one should become a Eucharistic Minister, it is important to reflect on these words quoted in the Eucharistic Minister Handbook :
"Yours is a share in the work of the Lord's Spirit who makes of us one bread, one body, the cup of blessing. Yours is a work of ministering Christ's body and blood to the body of Christ, the Church. Yours is service at the Lord's reconciling table. You minister holy food to holy people in the holiest of all communions."
The role of Eucharistic Ministers seems simple enough - to minister the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembled faithful and to take the Eucharist to sick and/or housebound parishioners, who are unable to get to Mass.
In reality, the role of each Eucharistic Minister is to draw faith from the people of God, to become more and more like the Body and Blood of Christ.
CAN I BECOME A EUCHARISTIC MINISTER?
“If you would like to be considered for this ministry please speak to Fr. Austin”
at St Teresa's
You should contact Louis Westerbeek by telephoning 740900.
at St Mary Magdalen's
You should contact John Greer by telephoning 745029.
St Mary Magdalen's
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Notes for St Mary Magdalen Eucharistic Ministers :
If you are unable to attend at your allocated time, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ARRANGE for someone else to stand in for you.
Please also inform JOHN GREER on 01772 745029 of the change in arrangements.
If Sunday's date is the 1st of the month (ie Week 1), then the preceding Vigil Mass is also Week 1.
Please be aware that the first Tuesday in the month may fall BEFORE the first Sunday and similarly for other weeks.
Notes for St Teresa's Eucharistic Ministers :
Team numbers 1 to 5 indicate the respective Sunday of the month on which your services are requested.
If Sunday is the 1st of the month (ie Week 1), then the preceding Vigil Mass is also Week 1.
Communion under both kinds is given on the first Sunday of the month at the Vigil Mass.
The Ministers are responsible for clearing the Sanctuary after Mass in accordance with the "Ministers of Holy Communion - Duties after Mass" instructions; it is the duty of the Team Leader to ensure that the team has complied with the instructions.
The entry of your name on the Rota means that it is your responsibility to arrange for another Minister to take your place should you be unable to attend.
‘Rota available in each sacristy’
The owners of this page are :
For St Teresa's : Louis Westerbeek
For St Mary Magdalen's : John Greer