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Eucharistic Ministers & Visitors

Eucharistic Ministers are lay persons licensed by the bishop to administer the consecrated elements of the Eucharist. Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) may be licensed to administer the consecrated bread and wine at any celebration of the eucharist in the absence of a sufficient number of priests and deacons to assist the celebrant. 

Some Eucharistic Ministers are also Eucharistic Visitors, who are also be licensed to go from a Sunday service of Holy Eucharist or other principal celebrations of the eucharist to share the sacrament with members of the congregation who were unable to be present at the celebration because of illness or infirmity. Lay Ministers may be licensed for either or both ministries. 

This ministry is understood to be an extraordinary ministry, and is not to take the place of the ministry of priests and deacons concerning the administration of the Holy Eucharist. Prior to the current lay ministry canons, specially licensed lay readers administered the chalice at the eucharist and were known as "chalice bearers."

If you feel called to serve in this ministry, please contact the Rector

St. James parishioners Licensed as Eucharistic Minister by Bishop Cole through Lent 2019                         
Thomas Beckner
Jane Bell
Cal Doty
Larry Painter
Bill Smith
Phil Thwing
Teda Williams

St. James parishioners Licensed as Eucharistic Visitors by Bishop Cole through Lent 2019
Walt Simons
Thomas Beckner
Bill Smith