A Eucharistic Minister is a layperson authorized to administer the Consecrated Elements (the bread and the wine) at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. Confirmed communicants in good standing may be licensed by the diocese to serve as Eucharistic Ministers. At St. David’s, our Eucharistic Ministers participate in the reading of the lessons, the prayers of the people and in the serving of the chalice during the Eucharist. They serve at the Sunday morning services, the Celtic Service (offered in Advent), and at other special services during the year.
Persons interested in being a Eucharistic Minister must get permission from the Rector. The Eucharistic Ministers are required to attend a training course.
Being a Eucharistic Minister is a rewarding experience. The Eucharistic ministers work closely with the clergy to assure that all parts of each service run smoothly and with dignity. Eucharistic Ministers may receive further training to become a licensed Eucharistic Visitor, someone licensed to take the Holy Eucharist to persons unable to attend church.