Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist Course of Preparation 2018

Details have been finalised for this year’s programme of preparation for those who are to be commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. 
This year the course will take place over Saturday 17th February and Saturday 24th February at St Kieran’s College. As with previous years there will be also a more practical element to the training which is welcomed each year by those who take part in this training. The Faith Development Group also wants to welcome those who are already serving as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist in parishes to come along and have this as part of their lenten journey too.  
Format of the course

Along with those who are to be commissioned as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist we would also like to invite all those already serving as Ministers of the Eucharist to also come along to these two mornings of theology, reflection and preparation at St Kieran’s College. 

Saturday February 17th 10.30am – 12.30pm

To give and receive: Communion as an expression of our care
Rev Dr Michael Shortall Registrar of the Pontifical University Maynooth/ Lecturer in Moral Theology, Native of Castlecomer and Priest of the Archdiocese of Dublin 

Food for the Journey – A reflection on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24) and the Celebration of the Eucharist
Rev Kieran O’Shea  Curate St Mary’s Cathedral, Diocesan Director of Vocations and member of the Adult Faith Development Group
Saturday February 24th 10.30am – 12.30pm
Ministry of Eucharist as a ministry of accompaniment 
Dr Aoife Mcgrath Lecturer in Pastoral Theology, Pontifical University Maynooth, Formerly a pastoral worker in the Diocese of Waterford and Lismore. 
Confident in your ministry in the Church
Mr Ken Maher Deputy Principal St Kieran’s College, Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist and Member of St Canice’s Parish Kilkenny
Schedule of each morning
10.30 – 11.15 First input 
11.15 – 11.30 Break/ Tea & Coffee
11.30 – 12.15 Second Input
12.15 – Questions and discussion 

Resources for Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Click on the links below to download the resources


Practical Guidelines for Ministry

Liturgical Vessels

A Short History of the Eucharist



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