Ministers of Holy Communion
- Consider concrete examples of how I regularly recognize Jesus and minister to Him in critical human situations and relationships. How do I prepare myself to participate at Sunday Mass? How do I regularly recognize Him in a needy person and concretely respond?
- Consider how Jesus can free you, his disciple and future Minister of his Body, through Sacramental Confession by lightening a burden you bear. Ongoing renewal of our Baptismal vision of others (enlightened discipleship) makes us see him present in difficult people and situations. How long has it been since your last good Confession? Over one year is too long for an official minister in the Church.
Diocesan Renewal & the New Evangelization
…a sense of the greatest reverence and adoration strives for realization in the Eucharistic liturgy (3).
The Eucharistic liturgy is carried out by means of perceptible signs by which the faith is nourished, strengthened, and expressed, the greatest care is to be taken that those forms and elements…more effectively foster active participation and more aptly respond to the spiritual needs of the faithful (20).
-and-The Bishop should therefore be determined that the Priests, the Deacons, and the lay Christian faithful grasp evermore deeply the significance of the rites and liturgical texts…. (22c)