Zeal for the Lord's House : A Reference and Guide for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Finally Catholics can find in one volume all of the official teachings of the Catholic Church's Magisterium concerning the role and duties of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Drawing from the nine relevant encyclicals which have come from Rome addressing the subject, the Code of Canon Law, and the General Instructions for the Roman Missal, in addition to other relevant instructions, the book is formatted to answer questions quickly, citing a particular topic and giving a description/answer on one page, while showing the official instructions on the facing page. Parish priests, Directors of Religious Education, and those who provide training and organizational support for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will find this book to be a unique and invaluable source of reliable information. Those who serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will find this book to be a quick and easy reference which can accompany them in their service. Laymen who have sought an easy-to-read explanation of the history and use of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will find that they will be able to be a source of reliable information on the subject. This would be a good book to give to seminarians and deacons in formation and as they are ordained and enter into parish life. There are three very useful appendices to this book. The first appendix contains a discussion of the proper preparation for Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. The second contains The Rite of Administration of Communion to the Sick which must be followed by an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. The third contains a second, abbreviated rite which is only to be used when Holy Communion is taken to a series of persons who are in a single building or complex because they have been institutionalized.
- Paperback | 175 pages
- 31 May 2016
- Ignatius Press
- San Francisco, United States