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Liturgical Update Information


March 2019

8:30am Mass        11:15am Mass       4:30pm Mass


February 2019

8:30am Mass        11:15am Mass       4:30pm Mass


January 2019

8:30am Mass        11:15am Mass       4:30pm Mass




8:30am Mass        11:15am Mass        4:30pm Mass 



8:30am Mass        11:15am Mass        5:30pm Mass  4:30 beginning Nov. 10




8:30am Mass        11:15am Mass        5:30pm Mass



8:30am Mass        11:15am Mass        5:30pm Mass



8:30am Mass          11:15am Mass         5:30pm Mass













Please be reminded to dress appropriately as a liturgical minister.  We do not have a formal dress code, but suggest that the appropriate attire should reflect reverence and respect for the Eucharistic celebration and our Church community at St. Augustine.  Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.





Training Information Update and Reminders 3/2012


Eucharistic Minister Sanitization Process (effective 8/22/2009)
All Eucharistic Ministers are to use a hand sanitizer which will be provided in the sacristy prior to performing their ministry.  This will take place just prior to the Agnus Dei, at the back of church.  All Eucharistic Ministers are asked to assemble in the back so that they can sanitize their hands and "line up" to proceed to the front of church in preparation for communion of the congregation.  They will follow the Mass Coordinator who will have the ciborium and lead the procession.  It is suggested that Eucharistic Ministers proceed to the back of church while the Sign of Peace is taking place to allow sufficient time to sanitize and assemble.  The Mass Coordinator is to insure all have assembled prior to proceeding to the front of church.  We need to avoid anyone from rushing forward to maintain a semblance of reverence.  We also need to avoid any delay in the procession so that the Eucharist can be properly distributed amongst the various plates.

Refresher Training for all Liturgical Ministers (February 2009)

Eucharistic Ministers


Mass Coordinators

Music Ministry

Altar Servers

Procedures Procedures  Procedures Procedures Procedures
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How do we clean the Communion vessels after Mass?

Offertory Preparation:


The altar servers prepare the Eucharistic table by placing the chalice, paten, purificator and the eight Eucharistic cups and purificators (four on each side of the altar) on the altar. bullet

The deacon or priest fills the chalice and the eight Eucharistic cups and returns the emptied wine vessel to the altar servers for placement on the credence table.



The Eucharistic ministers (blood) face the altar and consume the unused consecrated wine on station. The first listed Eucharistic minister (blood) for each station returns the two Eucharistic cups to the credence table. bullet

The Mass Coordinator receives the cups from the Eucharistic ministers, pours a small amount of water in the first cup for cleansing, then pours the contents into the second cup for cleansing, and arranges the cups on the credence table (those with water on the outside). The Eucharistic ministers keep their purificators and return them to the sacristy. bullet

The Mass Coordinator places the emptied Eucharistic cups in a back row of cups and the cups containing water in the front row of cups, for ease of handling by the deacon or priest. The deacon or priest will pour the contents of the second cups into the chalice.

Note:  When a Eucharistic minister cannot consume all the unused consecrated wine on station, other Eucharistic ministers and the Mass Coordinator assist in consuming the consecrated wine at the credence table.

Note:  Communion Station #1: The Mass Coordinator (MC) takes the emptied wine vessel and gives it to a Eucharistic minister (blood) to return to the sacristy. If station #4 needs assistance, the MC directs the remaining Eucharistic ministers to station #4. If not needed, the MC and the remaining two Eucharistic ministers move to the altar. The Eucharistic minister (bread) places the paten on the altar and returns to her/his seat in the congregation. The Eucharistic minister (blood) and MC move to the credence table.


The deacon or priest pours the water from the cups into the chalice and consumes the contents of the chalice. bullet

The Eucharistic ministers (bread) return the unused Eucharist to the altar where the deacon or priest consolidates the Eucharist into the ciborium. The Eucharistic ministers (bread) return to their seats in the congregation. The deacon or priest purifies the patens into the chalice at this time. The purified patens remain on the altar. bullet

The Mass Coordinator remains at the side of the altar for the purification of the patens and the consolidation of the Eucharist into the ciborium by the deacon or priest. The Mass Coordinator then takes the ciborium immediately to the tabernacle. bullet

The altar servers prepare the altar for the completion of mass after the purification of the cups, paten and chalice. The purified patens are returned to the credence table as a part of this preparation. The preparation of the altar for the completion of the mass is done while the deacon or priest completes the purification process at the credence table. The altar servers wait for the deacon or priest to leave the credence table before placing the patens and other items on the credence table.

After Mass:

bulletThe Mass Coordinator takes the Eucharistic cups and patens to the sacristy.

Mass Preparation:

Note: There may be a need for a second cruet of water on the credence table.


bulletIn the event that the consecrated wine can not be consumed on station, Eucharistic ministers should be aware of this as they approach the credence table. Every effort needs to be made to consume the majority of the consecrated wine prior to the deacon or priest completing the purification process.


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