For those of you who take the sacrament to the sick may I remind you to make sure that the Pyx which you use is cleaned after each Communion. You should gently rub your finger around the Pyx and consume any crumbs and when you get home place some water in the Pyx and drink the water. Thank you.
One of the most humbling ministries is that of helping to distribute the Blessed Sacrament at Communion during the Mass. Ministers also take Communion to the sick and housebound at a time that is mutually convenient but usually after a celebration of the Eucharist.
In the role of Eucharistic Minister, the minister is serving the community. This is most appropriately done when the individual is able to proclaim the Scripture from the depths of their lived faith.