Ministers of Communion have a unique and important job. Sharing and offering the Body of Christ with our fellow parishioners each week through the Eucharist is a gift and one that everyone can participate in. When serving as Ministers of Communion, we are transformed into Vessels of Mercy. The vessels that hold the Body and Blood of Christ are treated with great reverence. Maybe we can become more aware that all those who receive Communion are sacred vessels that hold the body of Christ. Ministers of Communion, through the Body of Christ, are participating in a ministry of charity.
At present, we have 12 Ministers of Communion, but there is always need for more Ministers.
Many hands make the work load much lighter and the commitment to serving our brothers and sisters is a great feeling and doesn’t require a huge commitment of time and if you are attending mass anyway why not consider serving in this way. Training will be provided at a Ministers of Holy Communion Formation Day ---a one-day workshop, usually held on a Saturday through the Diocese of Hamilton at one of the churches.
If this ministry is one you might be interested in or would like to find out more information, please contact Tammy Barnhart at 519-833-7131.