Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

We are fortunate again this year to have had the opportunity for our senior girls to be trained as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. The Archdiocesan Liturgy Office offers a one-day program which teaches the students about Lay Ministry, the importance of the Eucharist and the Ministry of Holy Communion. This year we have had an influx of students wishing to complete the course which will be staggered across three terms.

Students who are wishing to complete the training are encouraged to collect the necessary paperwork. In order to be accepted into the course, the girls are required to:

  • Be a student in either Year 11 or Year 12.
  • Be a baptised Catholic and provide a copy of their Baptismal Certificate.
  • Regularly attend Sunday Mass in their parish and present a letter from their parish priest affirming this and supporting their suitability to serve in this ministry.

Congratulations to Hannah Jackson (Year 12), Courtlyn Bruce (Year 11), Alice Gleeson (Year 11), Anika Deshpande (Year 11) and Georgia Marks (Year 11) for their successful completion of the course. These girls will now have the opportunity to minister Communion both within the College and at their local parishes.

Below is one student’s reflection on the course:

On the 8th of May, I had the opportunity to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, through a course which was held at St Ursula’s Kingsgrove and led by Sister Moira.

The day as a whole was an enlightening experience which personally deepened my connection with the Catholic faith, while also reiterating the significance behind the serving of Eucharist.

I am extremely grateful to have been given this opportunity and feel honoured to be able to serve the Eucharist at school masses and at my own Parish.

I would like to thank Mr Gough for accompanying us on the day.

Courtlyn Bruce – Year 11

 

 

Jamie Lee Wood

Assistant Leader of Religious Education and Mission