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Eucharistic Lay Minister Volunteer Opportunities

St. Jude Eucharistic Lay Minister volunteers assist Spiritual Care Services in providing Eucharistic needs to Catholic patients and families. 

Volunteer Eucharistic Lay Minister

St. Jude Eucharistic Lay Minister volunteers assist Spiritual Care Services in providing Eucharistic needs to Catholic patients and families. Tasks include providing sacraments in accordance with rules of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis.

These volunteers offer Communion to patients 14 and over or patients under 14 with consent of parent or legal guardian; offer Communion to parents and family who are with patients. They listen attentively to a patient and family concerns without offering personal opinions and make referral to hospital chaplains if the patient or family need additional spiritual support.

Requirements to serve as a St. Jude Eucharist Lay Minister Volunteer

  • Must be a Catholic in practice and belief, in good standing with a local Parish and Catholic Diocese of Memphis.
  • Must be age 23 or older.
  • Must process excellent verbal communication skills/process the ability to communicate in English; bilingual skills are helpful.
  • Must be able to individually serve patients and their families with confidentiality and sensitivity to a patient’s own religious practice.
  • Must be a Licensed Extraordinary Lay Minister of the Eucharist with the Catholic Diocese of Memphis and provide a copy of certification to Volunteer Services prior to beginning ELM shifts.

Shifts

This volunteer shift happens once a day and are coordinated by St. Jude Spiritual Care.

 
 
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