EUCHARISTIC VISITOR TRAINING
A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the consecrated elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration of the Eucharist. A Eucharistic Visitor acts under the direction of a deacon, if any, or otherwise, the member of the clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.
Training and Licensing- Individuals wishing to serve as Eucharistic Visitors should do the following:
- Meet with your clergyperson to discuss the ministry of a Eucharistic Visitor and your desire to serve in this ministry.
- Ensure that you are currently a confirmed communicant in good standing in your parish.
- Clergy must register their EV candidates for the in person Eucharistic training by contacting the Mercer Office in writing or email SafeChurchEV@dioceseli.org. Written permission to serve as an EV is required for all participants.
- Complete appropriate in person training at Mercer School of Theology on specified dates.
- Ensure that your Safe Church certification is up-to-date. Proof of required Safe Church training from 2019 or later will be required for their final licensing.
- Please submit all proof of completed Safe Church training and attended Eucharistic Visitor training to your clergy.
- Clergy - Please sign and complete attached form and send to SafeChurchEV@dioceseli.org.
- After above requirements are complete, the bishop’s office will issue a license directly to the clergy.