The ministries of Reader and Eucharistic Minister are essential offices of service to the parish community. They are an expression of the priesthood of whole people of God, who share through their Baptismal dignity in the priestly office of Christ.
These lay ministries serve the whole parish community in the most sacred and essential way, since they are exercised when we as a community gather for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. In the Liturgy of the Word At mass the sacred scriptures are open that we may nourish our hearts and souls on the sacred Word of God. The Word of God is a living word which brings salvation and the good news of God’s endless love for us. His word must be announced, it must be spoken to the assembly of God’s people and those who proclaim that word should do so mindful of who’s word it is they speak.
Likewise those who serve at the altar as Eucharistic Ministers must do so with the upmost reverence, humility and love for they distribute to God’s people the very Bread of Life, the Body and Blood of Christ.