The ministry of Eucharistic Minister, once reserved to deacons and priests, is the ministry of assisting with-the distribution of Communion at Mass and to the sick. The Eucharistic Ministers assist at all weekend Masses and some assist at daily Mass. Ordinarily three are scheduled for each weekend Mass on a rotating schedule basis. They are scheduled as far as possible according to the Mass they usually attend. Besides assisting with Communion at weekend Masses, some Eucharistic Ministers take Communion to patients at local hospitals on Sunday mornings usually after Mass. Some take Communion to shut-ins in the parish on a weekly or monthly basis. Eucharistic Ministers are appointed for a three-year term.
Requirements: Men and women, eighteen years of age and older are eligible candidates, they must be practicing Catholic parishioners. They must be able to meet the schedule of assisting with Communion about every four to six weeks. Proper dress is required.