Ministers of the Word & Ministers of the Eucharist

COURSE OF PREPARATION FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST EVENINGS 2017

During Lent each year the Diocese of Ossory offers a course of preparation for those who are to be commissioned as extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist.

Details have been finalised for this year’s programme of preparation. All those who are to begin as ministers and, if they would like to come along, those who are to be recommissioned, are invited to join us for three evenings of preparation. 

Please note the three training nights will take place consecutively, enabling people to undertake the course in one week. As always if a particular night does not suit you are most welcome to attend any of the other venues. The last night will take place in a church so as to allow a more practical element to the training which was suggested by those from previous years. Also there will be one Saturday morning training session.  This has been added to facilitate those who are in College etc. but would like to minister in parishes as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist. So if there are some younger takers for the training – why not attend this gathering.

The evenings are being offered in the three Deaneries and details of times and venues are listed below.

CASTLECOMER, Co Kilkenny

  • Monday 6th March, Castlecomer Community Hall, Castlecomer, 7.30pm – Speaker: Fr Ollie Maher
  • Tuesday 7th March, Castlecomer Community Hall, Castlecomer, 7.30pm – Speaker: Sr Anna Corcoran
  • Wednesday 8th March, Castlecomer Church, Castlecomer, 7.30pm – Speaker Mr Ken Maher

BALLYHALE, Co Kilkenny

  • Monday 13th March, Ballyhale Hall, Ballyhale, 7.30pm – Speaker: Fr Ollie Maher
  • Tuesday 14th March, Ballyhale Hall, Ballyhale, 7.30pm  – Speaker: Sr Anna Corcoran
  • Wednesday 15th March, Ballyhale Church, Ballyhale, 7.30pm – Speaker Mr Ken Maher

KILKENNY

  • Monday 20th March, St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Kilkenny, 7.30pm – Speaker: Fr Ollie Maher
  • Tuesday 21st March, St Patrick’s Parish Centre, Kilkenny, 7.30pm – Speaker: Sr Anna Corcoran
  • Wednesday 22nd March, St Fiacre’s Church Loughboy, Kilkenny, 7.30pm – Speaker Mr Ken Maher

KILKENNY

  • Saturday 25th March, St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny, 10am.

 

RESOURCES FOR EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF THE EUCHARIST

Click on the links below to download the resources

Eucharist-Resources

Practical Guidelines for Ministry

Liturgical Vessels

A Short History of the Eucharist

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Ossory Diocesan Office James’s Street, Kilkenny Tel: 056-7762448 Fax: 056-7763753 E-mail: bishop@ossory.ie