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Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training – April 17, 2024

April 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

The diocese offers quarterly workshops for Eucharistic Visitors. These learning sessions will serve as a resource for prospective congregation-based trainers and Eucharistic Visitors. Whether you are a novice, interested in being a trainer, or a seasoned Eucharistic Visitor, opportunities abound to learn more, develop, or improve skills, and become more proficient in how we serve God and the church.

How we become involved in the church’s ministry as Eucharistic Visitors varies. For some, an inner sense tells us, “This is what I ought to do,” For some, our clergy asks us about becoming involved in this ministry. Others may be requested by their priest, deacon, or warden to fill a need in the congregation. Beyond how we begin our involvement in lay ministry, God’s reality calls us to do so. Jesus’ words to his first disciples also apply to us: “You did not choose Me; I chose you.” [John 15:16]

The workshop will include conversations around What Does It Mean to Care, Small Group Role-Play/Case Studies, Eucharistic Visitor Preparation, and Reporting and Tracking Eucharistic Visitations. The Rev. Canon Nancy R. Holland, Deacon, will convene and lead the workshops via Zoom from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with two short breaks and a 30-minute midday break.

You are expected to read and study two books in advance of the training: With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life by Henry Nouwen and A Manual for Eucharistic Visitors by Beth Wickenberg Ely. Financial assistance is available. Have questions or need additional information? Please contact Deacon Nancy at hollandnc46@gmail.com or 619.823.8998. There is no cost to attend.

Requirements for Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training

  • Complete the EDSD Lay License Application.
  • Communicate with clergy at home congregation to express interest in Lay Eucharistic Visitor training. Have them complete the EDSD Lay License Nomination form.
  • Register for Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training (see below).
  • Read With Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life by Henry Nouwen and A Manual for Eucharistic Visitors by Beth Wickenberg Ely.
  •  Attend full training.
  • Complete full training.

Requirements for Eucharistic Visitor License

  • Confirmed member in good standing of The Episcopal Church.
  • Nomination from clergy at home congregation.
  • Completed Safe Church Safe Communities training.
  • Completed Background Check through The Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.
  • Completed Antiracism training.
  • Completed EDSD Lay Eucharistic Visitor Training.

    – Wednesday, April 17, 2024 – 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


April 17
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