Eucharistic Visitor Training
Saturday, January 12
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
St. Michael's by-the-Sea
2775 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad
$15 per person, lunch included
About the Training:
The Rev. Pam Rieger will train people for the ministry of pastoral visitation or of carrying holy communion to those who are ill, homebound, and/or regularly unable to take part in the Eucharist. Gifts helpful to this ministry are: a desire to listen, the gift of compassion, a
hunger to serve, a love of the sacraments, and a willingness to collaborate with others who share similar gifts.
(EV) carry the sacraments to those who are ill and homebound as invited by the clergy and according to diocesan canons. EVs are present as the bearer of the bread and wine on behalf of the faith community. In receiving the sacraments, people who are ill and/or homebound are nurtured, strengthened and comforted.
(PV) make home or hospital visits to members of the congregation as invited by the clergy and according to diocesan canons. This ministry of presence brings hope and healing to those who experience life crises, who grieve loss, who live with terminal illness or chronic pain. PVs are a concrete reminder of the community's care and concern during a specific time of need.
1) Complete online Safeguarding God's People: An Episcopal training that raises awareness of emotional and sexual abuse in the Church, and supports practices of awareness, prevention and reporting.
2) Participate in group training, led by a diocesan deacon.
3) Be licensed by diocesan authorities.
4) Serve with a team of lay and clergy leaders, making visits as you are able and meeting within the organization of this ministry in your church.
Questions? Contact the Rev. Laura Sheridan-Campbell at 619-481-5451.