More than 300 lay people received training recently in Cork, Cloyne and Ross and, at Services during Easter, were commissioned in their parishes to assist with the distribution of Holy Communion. At a short ceremony during Sunday Service in each parish they committed themselves to this ministry before they were commissioned by the local clergy. They were then presented with their certificates from the Bishop, the Right Reverend Dr Paul Colton. Commissioned lay assistants serve for three years.
Here is a selection of photos from around the Diocese: