Eucharistic Visitors

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. A Eucharistic Visitor should normally act 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.
— Canons of The Episcopal Church Title III.4.7

A Eucharistic Visitor was formerly titled “Lay Eucharistic Minister” and/or “Lay Eucharistic Minister A.” Eucharistic Visitors are recommended by the clergy person in charge of the congregation, endorsed by the Vestry or Bishop’s Committee, and licensed by the diocesan bishop. Special training is necessary to become a Eucharistic Visitor. “Licensed individuals are expected to be active participants in their faith communities (i.e., “confirmed communicants in Good standing”)”

From: "Licensed Ministries in the Diocese of Missouri: Guidelines"; revised 10 December 2008.

For more information contact Mother Aune.