Leading a Communion & Word Service

In case a priest is not available, any trained Eucharistic Minister could lead a Communion & Word Service in lieu of a Mass. Here's how you do it:

  • You start with the Sign of the Cross.
  • Read the Opening Prayer.
  • Read all of the Readings.
  • The leader has the option of giving a short reflection, but this isn't necessary.
  • Pray the Our Father.
  • Exchange the Sign of Peace.
  • Go to the Tabernacle to get the ciborium with hosts and distribute communion. Then return the ciborium to the tabernacle.
  • Conclude with the Closing Prayer and the Sign of the Cross.