The Eucharistic Visitor training consists of 6-contact hours class work and on-job-training under the supervision of clergy. The learning objective is to prepare them to take the Consecrated Elements to a member of the congregation at their home, at a skilled nursing facility, or at a hospital. Subjects covered include: the roots of the Holy Eucharist, pastoral versus sacramental visits, confidentiality, preparation for the visit, the “tools of the trade,” the visit, role playing to provide the student with an experience of a private home/hospital communion, and communication with the clergy. Eucharistic Visitor Training is offered at various times in the year through the Episcopal Diocese of San Diego.
Because the Eucharistic Visitor performs their functions without direct immediate supervision of clergy to be licensed they must complete the “Safeguarding God’s People,” avoidance of misconduct training. Safeguarding God's people is also offered by the Diocese of San Diego. This training consists of 8-contact hours of class work.
If you are interested in serving as a Lay Eucharistic Visitor, please contact the Rev. Joe Dirbas, 858.755.1616.