Our Extraordinary Eucharistic Minsters serve many functions. From faithfully distributing Holy Communion at Mass, to leading prayer services in the nursing homes and taking Holy Communion to the sick and home bound, this profound ministry in aiding the ordained clergy of St. Michael Church is integral to a life of faith and joy in our Catholic Tradition.
Eucharistic Ministers must be in good standing with our Catholic Faith, able to receive Holy Communion themselves, and be properly disposed to serve the faithful readily. All Eucharistic Ministers are asked to check in at the Sacristy at least 15 minutes before Mass begins so that the presiding priest may know that the gathered people for Mass will receive Holy Communion efficiently.
Prayer for Eucharistic Ministers
Most High and Glorious God,
you brought us in a new and intimate relationship with you through your son, Jesus, who tells us:
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.”
As Eucharistic Ministers, help us to treat others as we would treat Jesus.
Let us welcome one another and serve one another with all the kindness, respect and generosity that we would offer Christ.
all of us need food for the body and for the spirit. In your love for humanity, you sent Jesus to be your love and to teach us how to love,
During His ministry on Earth, He fed us body and soul. Now, through His gift of the “Holy Eucharist” He continues to feed and nourish our souls.
In the example of Jesus, may we care for one another’s spirit as we share the gift of Christ’s precious body and blood
and may we become worthy servants and friends to one another through our ministry.
Heavenly Father, as we gather in your presence, we ask you for wisdom and guidance.
Help us to nurture and support each other in our ministry and bless our work.