When the reforms of the second Vatican Council were taking hold, the Church called upon the faithful to assist in distributing the precious Body and Blood to the assembly at Mass. Because the role of extrordinary minister of the Eucharist has been around for more than 30 years, it is sometimes taken for granted. The Eucharistic minister has the responsibility to serve with great care and dignity. Those called to this ministry must be keenly aware of Christ's presence in the Eucharist and their role in bringing this holy presence to the worshipping community at Mass.
If you have shown a faithful commitment to the Holy Spirit community, have volunteered, and have regularly attended weekend liturgies, you are a good candidate for this ministry. Committed parishioners who are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister should call Katie Mendenhall at 698-3353, ext. 206. Your request to serve will be reviewed by Father Haugan. Each request will receive a response.
Those who will serve as a Eucharist Minister will receive training and will be commissioned by Fr. Haugan. (The commission is a prayer that Father Haugan offers over those who will begin serving.) Once a Eucharistic minister is trained and commissioned, he/she will be scheduled.