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.
"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