Product DescriptionPaul Wilkes, himself a Eucharistic Minister, emphasizes the importance and purpose of taking Holy Communion to those who cannot be present to receive it in church. In his book, Holding God in My Hands Personal Encounters With the Divine, he uses reflection and his own personal experiences to examine the power of the Holy Eucharist to bring healing grace, spiritual strength and peace to both those giving and receiving Communion, to those who are sick, dying, shut-in or experiencing any hardship where they cannot get to church to receive Communion. Through giving and receiving of Christ in Holy Communion both participants are made aware of and realize God's power and love in the midst of suffering and sadness. Wilkes comes to see Communion as "holy union" as he takes the sacrament to those in need. That's why the services of Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Eucharist are so important in parish communities today as shown in Holding God in My Hands. This book will be a powerful affirming validation of and inspiration to anyone who has served in the pastoral role of Eucharistic Minister in their religious community.
Holding God in My Hands Paul Wilkes Affirmation of Role of Eucharistic Ministers