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Being a Eucharistic Minister
Eucharistic Minister, or the proper term ‘Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM)’, is used to denote a lay person who assists the priest in administering the sacraments of Holy Communion, the consecrated bread and wine. They may also take the sacraments to those who are ill, or otherwise unable to attend Mass.
Each year we offer the opportunity to become Special Ministers of the Eucharist to staff and Year 12 students. We currently have 24 members of staff who are trained Eucharistic Ministers. This year we congratulate and welcome Nick Filippis (member of staff), Stefano Mascaro (College Captain) and Aaron Nipps (Year 12 Student) into this important role within our Catholic and Salesian Community
The training involves deepening participant’s understanding of the Eucharist and further appreciating Christ’s presence in The Word, the Priest, the people and the Body and Blood. It also recognises the responsibility we share as baptised members of the Catholic community to assist with the distribution of communion. It is a special role which gives others the opportunity to express their belief in the true body of Christ, and accept that by believing in and receiving the gift of Communion, we too are nourished to become Christ like in our world.
A special thank you to all our Eucharistic ministers who take on this invaluable role within our Catholic, Salesian Community.
Mrs Nadia Knight
Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission