When you serve as a Eucharistic Minister you increase your respect and reverence for the Eucharist under both species and participate in the full ritual beauty of ministering communion to your fellow parishioners.
To become a Eucharistic Minister at Saint Paul’s you:
- Attend a training session
- Are willing to receive the Eucharist in both species
- Are available at least once a month
- Arrive early and sign in before your assigned mass
- Arrange for a substitute from the Eucharist Minister list if you are unable to honor your scheduled commitment
Coordinator: Lisa Wellik
Going Deeper: Why Share a Cup?
From “The Communion Rite at Sunday Mass” by Gabe Huck:
“Christ’s body and blood are bound up in creation, in fruitfulness, in human work, in communal rejoicing, in redemption. Wine nourishes our thirsty spirits. It is spiritual drink. By taking the cup, we express the deepest fellowship with the Lord Jesus even in the sharing of his death. Such diverse things – the delight of fellowship, the communion in his death. The cup, shared among us beings these together.”