Eucharistic Minister Training

 

 

If you would like young people from your School to take part in the training or have any questions, please get in touch with us at admin@animateyouth.co.uk or by calling 01744 740 460.

Jack Simpson speaks of his experience of the training from January 2016.

As soon as I heard about the opportunity to train to become an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist I had no hesitation in putting myself forward. I did this in order to continue the theme of last year’s Lourdes experience of “the Joy of Mission”.

My mission is to help to lead the youth group of St. Teresa’s Parish in Upholland and to support the faith journeys of our young people. By becoming a Minister of Holy Communion, it allows me to be a role model showing some of the ways in which young people can develop their faith through different types of service.

During the weekend of the 30/31st of January, 29 likeminded young people from across the Archdiocese came together to train to become Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers. Led by the Animate Team, the weekend consisted of various exciting and interesting activities which helped us to reflect upon our own unique faith journeys from Baptism to today. The weekend helped us all to realise that we have been called to serve as members of the Body of Christ, and to recognise that responsibility.

After some practical training about distributing the Eucharist and leading services, we completed our weekend with a commissioning Mass which we celebrated with our friends, family and other supporting members of our local parishes/communities. It was a lovely, rewarding way to end the course.

I thoroughly enjoyed our weekend as we made lots of new friends and had fun whilst learning about our new roles. I would highly recommend other young people to engage with this opportunity as it is one you will not regret.