Lay Eucharistic Ministry Overview
Lay Eucharistic Visitors (LEVs) are laypersons who take communion to members of the congregation who are unable to be present at the Celebration of the Eucharist because of illness or infirmity. LEVs are trained and supervised by clergy and licensed by the Bishop. The celebrant and congregation commission them during the Sunday service each time an LEV visits a homebound member on behalf of the parish family. They go to homes, hospitals, long-term care facilities, etc. to visit parishioners who request visits. We are a large congregation with only 3 LEVs at this time, and we eagerly await more volunteers.
Training and Licensing
Please consider meeting with a clergyperson or an LEV to discuss the ministry if you might desire to serve. They will help you with the following steps:
- Ensure that you are currently a confirmed communicant in good standing in your parish.
- Complete appropriate training with your parish clergyperson.
- Ensure that your Safe Church certification is up-to-date.
- After these requirements are complete, your parish clergyperson will submit the Lay Eucharistic Visitor License Request to the Bishop for authorization.
Please fill out the volunteer form if you are interested in exploring becoming an LEV.