Policy and Training for Licensed Ministers


Training for Licensed Ministers is set by Bishop Gutiérrez in consultation with the Commission on Ministry. The Bishop defers the training of Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors to priests, or deacons, of parishes in the Diocese of Pennsylvania. Upon the completion of the training of either Minister or Visitor, the priest will certify the Minister or Visitor’s preparedness, and submit certification to the Bishop for licensing. You will find the policy and the forms for certification here.

We offer a suggested training module for Eucharistic Visitor Training developed by the Diocese of Southeast Florida. This module requires prior reading of Burning Hearts: A Meditation on the Eucharistic Life by Henry Nouwen and A Manual for Eucharistic Visitors by Beth Wickenberg Ely. If you have any questions, please contact the Rev. Canon Betsy S. Ivey.