Item #: 0894-7
St Pauls Price: $2.50



Authors: Jane Diggins Harnedy & Jim Harnedy
Copyright: 2001
First Printed: 03-20-2001
Reprints: 2007

You have been chosen by your parish leadership, commissioned by your local Bishop or his delegate and have completed a training program in the important office of a special minister of Holy Communion. You may have been serving as an extraordinary minister of the Eucharist for either a short or long period but you have not as yet served in your ministry outside of Mass. This little booklet is dedicated to helping you start with confidence and joy in bringing the nourishment and healing power of Christ to shut-ins and to members of your parish who are now residents of a local rest home, health care center or nursing facility. You will find some helpful tips in these pages to assist you in this noble ministry.

About the Authors: Jane Diggins Harnedy is an artist, photographer, cancer survivor, Eucharistic minister, advocate for older Americans with health problems, environmentalist, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and animal lover. Her vision centers on bringing balance and wholeness to all aspects of life through a variety of creative projects. Jim Harnedy, a retired computer industry executive, is a writer, editor and co-publisher of the State of Maine Guides, Maine's largest publisher of recreational and tourist guides. The Harnedys have two children, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Book: 58 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8189-0894-1
Prod. Code: 0894-7


"Bearing Christ to others: A new booklet from husband-wife team of Jane Diggins Harnedy (artist, photographer, advocate for older Americans) and Jim Harnedy (retired computer exec. and now writer, editor, publisher). Title: A Handy Guide for Eucharistic Ministers. Because it is based on pastoral experience as well as facts, this 64-page booklet will be helpful to new Eucharistic Ministers, as well as those with longer experience in this ministry -- especially for those bringing Holy Eucharist to the sick in hospitals and nursing homes, or shut-ins at home. Includes commentary and examples of which rituals and prayers have been especially useful, and a brief appendix of "Do's and Don'ts." The latter begins with the need to call oneself to reverence "in performing all of the duties of your ministry" -- and closes with the injunction to "Use common sense." The list of "Don'ts" is brief (3 points) and practical (e.g. don't use candles in health care facilities. --Crux of the News, July 16, 2001



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