Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the Consecrated Elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. Eucharistic Ministers may serve the wine and/or bread, as determined by the member of the clergy in charge of the congregation.
A Eucharistic Minister should normally act under the direction of a Deacon, if available, or other member of the clergy for that congregation.
Training takes place in the congregation, by a member of the clergy or designee, and if desired with assistance from diocesan leaders.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Reserve Sacraments may not be distributed by a deacon or lay minister within the context of a church service, whether weekday or weekend, when a priest is absent.