This special ministry
involves taking the Eucharist to church members unable to attend
the service. After being consecrated by our priest, the elements
are carried out to parishioners by Eucharistic Visitors so that
they may share with the entire parish in God's feast and may take
place at home, in hospital, or care facility. Anyone wanting to
participate in this ministry will be trained initially with Mtr.
Sara and given a handbook to study. After observing an experienced
EV over a few Sundays, the trainee is ready to lead the service
on her/his own. We bring along the readings and bulletin from
that Sunday's service and relate the highlights of the sermon
to the person we're visiting, proceeding after that with the Eucharist.
We also offer prayers for the person and their family. This is
a quiet, meaningful ministry that brings joy and a sense of connectedness
for all involved.