Our Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist play a vital role in the life of the parish, supporting the Parish Priest in his ministry.
Ministers’ duties include:
- Assisting at mass with the distribution of Holy Communion (usually under both kinds).
- Visiting sick and housebound parishioners, praying with them and giving Holy Communion.
- Conducting services of the word and Holy Communion in the absence of the Parish Priest.
At present, we have fourteen ministers serving both parishes. Each year, Ministers attend both a Diocesan Day of Recollection and a Parish Retreat Day.
Training is held over a weekend at the Briars, Crich. The training encompasses both spiritual and practical aspects of the Ministry, and if the candidate is willing, followed by commissioning by Bishop Patrick. It is a most joyful and moving service held in St Barnabas’ Cathedral Nottingham.