Sacred Heart Church Volunteer Opportunities
Eucharistic/ Lector Ministry
The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion:
“The faithful who are special Ministers of Communion must be persons whose good qualities of Christian life, faith and morals recommended them. Let them strive to be worthy of this great office, foster their own devotion to the Eucharist, and show an example to the rest of the faithful by their own devotion and reverence toward the most august sacrament of the Altar.”
The parish of Sacred Heart has a well defined Eucharistic Ministry Program.
Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest at the celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) to distribute the Body and the Blood of Christ to the faithful.
We invite those members of the parish who feel called to serve in this ministry to come forward and make yourselves known to the Director of Eucharistic Ministers. Certain requirements have to be met as per directives of the Diocese of San Bernardino and our Bishop.
¨ The persons invited to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are to be mature (usually at least 16 years of age), full initiated Catholics, who participate fully and regularly in the Sunday Celebration of the Eucharist.
¨ EMHC strive to live Gospel values and to be Christ’s presence in all areas of their lives.
¨ Those invited to this ministry agree to be trained before being commissioned to parish service, are committed to faithful and reliable presence at those liturgies to which they have been assigned, and are willing to continue their formation and education through parish and diocesan workshops and retreats.
The need for Eucharistic Ministers varies during the course of the year. With this in mind, please check with Victor Chouinard to express your interest in serving as a Eucharistic Minister.
Our parish deeply appreciates your desire to serve the Lord in this capacity.
Please call the Parish Office at (760) 346-6502 to leave a message for Victor Chouinard.
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The parish of Sacred Heart has a well defined Eucharistic Ministry Program. Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest at the celebration of the Eucharist (Mass) to distribute the Body and the Blood of Christ to the faithful.
> More about Eucharistic Lector Ministry
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