Old Mission
Founded 1804
Capuchin Franciscan
Santa Inés
Solvang, California
Sacred Heart Sisters
Mission Santa Inés

Eucharistic Ministers

Prior to 1973, the practice of distributing Communion during Mass and bringing Communion to the sick was the sole responsibility of ordained ministers. In 1973, so that the faithful might have greater access to the Eucharist and share more fully in the fruits of the Mass, Pope Paul VI, in the instruction Immensae Caritatis, extended permission to lay faithful to participate in the distribution of Holy Communion. 

Today Eucharistic Ministers (Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion) assist the priest in distributing the Eucharist to the people of God gathered at Mass. This is a deeply rewarding ministry that, through service, intensifies awareness of Christ’s presence not only in the Eucharist but in the individuals who make up His Body.

Eucharistic Ministers also take Holy Communion to parishioners who are homebound because of infirmity. This is a ministry of love that keeps these individuals connected to the parish family.

Eucharistic Ministers at Old Mission Santa Inés:

  • Are practicing Catholics who have received all the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation.
  • Are willing to distribute the Eucharist under both species, i.e., both bread and wine.
  • Are able to serve at a minimum of two Masses each month (date and time preferences will be honored).
  • Are alert, physically able, considerate, and of mature judgment.
  • Have been trained and commissioned.

Eucharistic Ministers are trained and scheduled by:

  • Sunday Masses, Vigils, and Feast Days (English): Paula Engel
  • Sunday Masses, Vigils, and Feast Days (Spanish): Deacon Ancelmo Aguirre
  • Weekday Masses: Nadine Melancon
  • Home Visits to the Sick: Mary French

Please call the parish office for more information.

Contact Us

English Ministries:
Paula Engel - Sunday Masses, Vigils, and Feast Days 
688-4815 ext. 230
Nadine Menancon -
Weekday Masses
693-9706

Hispanic Ministries:
Carolina Meraz - Sunday Masses
686-7904
Elvira Rojas - Saturday Masses
688-3179

Homebound Ministry:
Marilyn Coyle
688-4908

Schedules

English Ministries:

 

Hispanic Ministries:
Saturday Masses

Grupo de Ministros de de Eucaristia del Sabado

Sunday Masses

Grupo de Ministros de Eucaristia del Domingo
 

Homebound and Sick: