Eucharistic Ministers


The primary mission of the St. Thomas the Apostle’s Eucharistic Ministers is to assist our priest at Mass in distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful in Holy Communion.

Training for Eucharistic Ministers is required, and is scheduled several times a year. Availability of the lay persons being trained is taken into account, and the meeting times are therefore flexible.


Expect to commite approximately 2 hours a month.

With this ministry you would be scheduled to serve generally two weekend masses a month.  We also invite you to check in with the coordinator at mass to see if you are needed should other ministers not arrive.  Generally speaking as a minister it is best to arrive at least 15 minutes before mass begins.

Ministry Leader

Deacon Earl D. Jackson
Deacon and Eucharistic Ministry Coordinator

Who Should Sign Up?

Requirements: Received First Communion, Received Confirmation

Before you minister:

Please understand that an Eucharistic Minister should be in a state of grace (not conscious of an unconfessed mortal sin) and fully initiated into the sacramental life of the Church. (i.e. having received the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist) and not prevented by law (in a marriage not recognized by the Church, for example.)

How to Sign Up

Please contact Deacon Earl Jackson via email. Training is required for this ministry.

“My favorite part of being a Eucharistic Minister is giving out communion to recent first communicants.”

Jonathon H.