Eucharistic Visitor Training
Have you ever thought about taking the sacraments to members of our parish who are unable to be here on Sunday or Wednesday morning? Have you ever received the sacraments yourself when you were at home, and wanted to share the hospitality and support with others? Here’s your chance to get trained and licensed by the diocese. There are four training opportunities over the next several months, a couple of them not too far away (Camden and Brewer).
Registration for Diocesan Eucharistic Visitor training is now open. Eucharistic Visitors are lay ministers licensed by the Bishop to take the consecrated Sacrament to members of the congregations who are unable to be present at the celebration of Holy Eucharist.
We have already received the Application for Licensing of Lay Persons, and a letter from the Bishop explaining the requirements for Eucharistic Visitors (posted below for your convenience). This training will fully prepare candidates for licensing.
So that the Diocese can plan the program and make sure to have enough materials on hand, registration is required.
Please register by clicking on the links below. Registrants are asked to bring their current Safe Church certificate to the training (if that is not available, the date and location of the training you received will be needed). Eucharistic Visitor training will be offered by Archdeacon Mary Lee Wile, and will include a copy of “A Manual for Eucharistic Visitors” by Beth Wickenberg Ely, along with copies of the approved service.
Time will be spent on:
Identity (Who are EVs? Who are receipients?)
What to take on a visit, including a companion
The shape of a visit
Time for questions and answers.
Special Note: Sometimes there is a particular need or reason to offer additional training opportunties. If, after careful consideration of the opportunities below, you have such a need, and your congregation would like to host a regional training event, please be in touch with Archdeacon Mary Lee Wile at email@example.com who is happy to discuss the possibilities with you. If an additional training is indicated, and the details can be worked out, the host congregation will be responsible for the registration process, and for keeping in touch with Mary Lee. Books and other materials will be provided by the Bishop’s Office.
To Register, please select a date/location, and click on the link.
April 20th at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke
May 4th at St. John’s, Presque Isle
September 21st at St. Thomas’, Camden
November 16th at St. Patrick’s, Brewer
Ready Reference Materials:
2012 License Memo from Bishop Steve
2012 Application for Eucharist Ministers/Worship Leaders
2012 Application for Eucharistic Visitor License
2010 Bishop’s Letter about Eucharistic Visitors
St. Margaret’s will cover the cost of your mileage