“I really enjoying serving at the altar, that’s basically what a chalice bearer does — he helps the priest serve Communion. I also get involved in reading the Prayers of the People… you’re there with God and Jesus at the altar, and it’s a very humbling experience, and I really enjoy doing it.”

– Gerry Schmelzer

Lay Eucharistic ministers help in the administration of the Sacrament. Along with crucifers, lectors (readers), and ushers, chalice bearers help make weekly Eucharist services possible. For more information about this ministry, see this video: (1).