Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Ministers

ST. PATRICK’S PARISH CHURCH.OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CHURCH..

Proposed procedures for the Distribution of Holy Communion in both churches of the parish.(Specific for St. Patrick’s Church).
Eucharistic Ministers are asked to assemble in the sacristy some minutes before Mass begins and sign the Personnel Register.
Ministers should process out with the Priest, Reader and Servers and take a seat in the reserved pew.
Eucharistic Ministers should approach the altar after the ‘Our Father’ prayer is said
Ministers are asked to make a sign of reverence entering the sanctuary by a bow of the head towards the Blessed Eucharist
Please proceed to the side of the altar and face in towards the Eucharist, waiting here until the words “Lord I am not worthy.. only say the word and I shall be healed” are said.
Then you can turn and go to the side table to wash your hands in preparation for Holy Communion.
When you have received the Host in your hand, those who wish to receive from the chalice should step up to the altar and dip the Host into the Precious Blood and consume, stepping back to wait on the Priest who will hand the ciborium of Hosts to you. Ministers who do not normally receive from the chalice can consume Host immediately.
When the Priest has handed the ciborium to the Minister, you can make your way to the one of two distribution points available to you which are:
>At the top of the side aisle, to the right of the priest. This position will distribute to people coming up the right side aisle to those under the north gallery.
Under the south gallery, to the left of the priest, distributing to people coming from under the gallery and those who come down from the gallery.
At the top of the side aisle to the left of the priest, distributing to people who come up the side aisle.

At the back of the centre aisle standing at row 40. (This position is usually taken up by another priest, but there may be an occasion when it is necessary to fill

Unless otherwise directed, Ministers can take up any of these points of distribution, having agreed this before Mass begins.
Normally, the Priest will give Holy Communion to the Altar Servers.
Feel free to assist the Minister or Priest at any of the other points of distribution when you are finished before returning to the Tabernacle.

>When you are finished distributing Holy Communion, return with the Ciborium to the shelf at the Tabernacle.
Make a genuflection to the Blessed Eucharist once you have placed the ciborium. Avail of the opportunity to wash your hands once again
Make your return to your seat by pausing to make a bow at the bottom step on leaving the sanctuary.
Ministers are asked to return with the Servers, Reader and Priest to the sacristy and sign out on the regist

Rota For Queen Of Peace Church 2019
SUNDAY 8.30 AM
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ROTA FOR EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS ST PATRICK'S CHURCH
MONTH7.30pm MASS10.30 am MASS12 Noon MASS
January & JulyFrankie Harty
Jerry O Driscoll
Bridget McGonagle
Liam Fenton
Patsy Hackett
February & AugustJim Bartley
Michael O Halloran
Mary Guinee
Mary Bermingham
John Redmond
March & SeptemberHelen Keating
Breda Flynn
Michael Ennis
Mary Barry
Marie Hoare
Margaret Rice
Betty Moore
Philip Dunphy
April & OctoberBina McNamra
Mary Lonergan
Trish Coughlan
Joan Crowley
Bridie Dorgan
Catherine Dorgan
Cait Shinnick
Dawn Fisher
May & NovemberMichael Higgins
Michael O Halloran
Maura Egan
Denis Ring
Maura Glavin
Margaret Mullins
Pauline Wilson
Annette Twomey
June & DecemberJoan White
Catriona Lacey
Emer Walsh
Mary O Connor
Declan O Flynn
Michael O Halloran
  • If you are unable to attend the mass assigned to you, please arrange for somebody to fill in.
  • The Prayers of the Faithful may be collected in the Sacristy before Mass.
  • Please Approach the Ambo during the last lines of the Creed to avoid an unnecessary delay.