A Manual for Eucharistic Visitors offers practical guidance on preparing for and administering Holy Communion in home, hospital, and other settings. This guide, updated to include changes to the canons, also offers suggestions on how to prepare oneself spiritually to present the sacrament, what to do when visitng the sick or shut-in parishioner with the Eucharist, and how to prepare a sacred space in someone's home or hospital room.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 112 Vendor: Church Publishing Inc. Publication Date: 2005
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0819221589 ISBN-13: 9780819221582 Availability: In Stock
This revised edition of the classic Manual for Lay Eucharistic Ministers offers practical guidance on everything a eucharistic minister or eucharistic visitor does. (Eucharistic ministers help to administer the elements at the Eucharist, while eucharistic visitors bring those elements to members of the congregation who can't be present). This guide, updated to include the new canons and procedures, also offers suggestions on how to prepare oneself spiritually to present the sacrament, what to do when visiting the sick or shut-in parishioner with the Eucharist, and how to prepare a sacred space in someone's home or hospital room. Appendices include rites, suggested prayers and guidelines, services for commissioning and sending forth Lay Eucharistic Ministers, and a bibliography. Beth Ely also traces the changing customs and canons of lay administration of communion from the early churches to the present, and discusses the riches and mystery of the Holy Eucharist through the centuries.