FOR GIFT BEARERS
Guidelines for Gift Bearers
Take a moment to clear your mind while the offertory song is being
sung. Remember that you are representing the entire parish as we
return to God a small part of the many blessings that He has given
to us. The unleavened Bread and Wine that you carry will be consecrated
to become the Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Treat it
with reverence and respect.
Normally there will be three (3) Gift Bearers assigned
to each Mass. The first Gift Bearer, the one on the Left, will carry
the Wine and the Water. This Gift Bearer will be the one to first
hand the gifts to Father. The Wine should be in their Left Hand
and the Water in their Right.
The Second Gift Bearer, the one on the Right, will
carry the Host. This Gift Bearer will be the next to hand the gift
of the Host to Father.
The Third Gift Bearer, the one that walks behind
the First and Second Gift Bearer will carry the Offering.
After the Wine, Water, and Host have been handed
to Father, the First and Second Gift Bearers move apart and the
Third Gift Bearer moves forward forming a single line of all three
Gift Bearers. The Third Gift Bearer hands the Offering to Father.
Once all of the gifts have been presented to Father, he may say
a few words of thanks to the Gift Bearers, then Father, the Deacon
and the Altar Servers move to carry the gifts to the altar. The
Three Gift Bearers, still standing in a line in front of the altar,
bow together toward the altar, turn and return down the aisle to
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