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The Lay Eucharistic Minister's Handbook : Serving the Church - Ann Tomalak

The Lay Eucharistic Minister's Handbook

Serving the Church

By: Ann Tomalak, Michael Walsh (Editor), Kathy Walsh (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st October 2003
ISBN: 9781853115509
Number Of Pages: 122

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As fewer priests serve increasing numbers of churches, lay involvement in local RC parishes is becoming more critical. The Serving the Church series offers practical handbooks for equipping people for lay ministry. This practical volume explores every aspect of serving as a eucharistic minister: what to do; how to learn vital skills; understanding the Eucharist more deeply; giving communion in church, to the sick or housebound; what can go wrong; what to do when there is no priest; rites of commissioning; spiritual preparation; a guide to the jargon.

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"This very readable and userfriendly volume provides an essential resource for all lay eucharistic ministers (...) It is a welcome addition to the materials available to those responsible for the initial and ongoing formation of lay liturgical ministers at both parish and diocesan level."
-- Liz Clarke
Schools of Prayer

Serving the church : a series introduction
What do lay Eucharistic ministers do?p. 5
Who can be a lay Eucharistic minister?p. 10
Becoming a lay Eucharistic ministerp. 16
An ancient privilege restoredp. 23
The mass as sacrifice, meal and communionp. 30
Practical training 1 : communion during massp. 39
Practical training 2 : communion of the sickp. 50
'Let nothing disturb you'p. 63
A continuing ministryp. 71
A minister forever?p. 77
Services in the absence of a priestp. 81
Your commitmentp. 90
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ISBN: 9781853115509
ISBN-10: 1853115509
Series: Serving the Church
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 122
Published: 1st October 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.66
Weight (kg): 0.15