St. Jude Catholic Church at 21689 Toledo Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33433 US - Eucharistic Ministers
St. Jude’s Eucharistic Ministry was established shortly after the parish was formed to assist the clergy in bringing the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ to the members of his flock. Ministers of the Eucharist distribute Holy Communion under both species (forms) at all weekday and weekend Masses as well as bringing Our Lord, present in the consecrated bread, to residents of eleven nearby nursing/retirement homes and to the homebound. Eucharistic Ministers are also entrusted with preparing the sacred vessels before Mass, dressing the altar before the Eucharistic prayer, and helping the priests to purify the vessels after Mass.
Practicing Catholics, at least 16 years of age who have received Confirmation, may become Eucharistic Ministers by attending two training sessions followed by a commissioning ceremony performed twice a year. Weekend Mass schedules are published quarterly, based upon each minister’s Mass preference and monthly availability. This ministry provides an excellent opportunity to establish a deeper personal relationship with Our Lord through service to His people.