Ministers of Holy Communion
The Holy Eucharist is a sacrament and a sacrifice. In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received. The whole Christ is really, truly, and substantially present in the Holy Eucharist. We use the words "really, truly, and substantially" to describe Christ's presence in the Holy Eucharist in order to distinguish Our Lord's teaching from that of mere men who falsely teach that the Holy Eucharist is only a sign or figure of Christ, or that He is present only by His power. All Christians, with but few minor exceptions, held the true doctrine of the Real Presence from the time of Christ until the Protestant Revolution in the sixteenth century. The word "Eucharist" means "Thanksgiving."
Christ gives us His own body and blood in the Holy Eucharist: first, to be offered as a sacrifice commemorating and renewing for all time the sacrifice of the cross; second, to be received by the faithful in Holy Communion; third; to remain ever on our altars as the proof of His love for us, and to be worshipped by us.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are laypeople commissioned by the bishop to distribute Communion at Mass (Extraordinary Ministers are called "extraordinary" because the ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are the ordained clergy.
All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanour, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine.
Ministry Lead - Sinéad Graham - email@example.com
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