Church Of Our Saviour
200 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida
Lay Eucharistic Minister Lay Eucharistic Minister
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
The Eucharist or Holy Communion is the most important element of the church service. The primary role of the Lay Eucharistic Minister is to assist the priest in administering the bread and wine, by normally offering the Chalice of Wine to the communicants. In this role they wear vestments and take part in the processionals that open and close the service. During the service they also lead the congregation in the Nicene Creed and the Prayers of the People.

Unlike many lay ministries in the Church, Lay Eucharistic Ministers are asked to serve by the priest. After comprehensive training they are licensed to serve in their home parish. Once licensed, a Eucharistic Minister administers both the bread and the wine and can administer home communion to the sick and housebound.