Roles and Responsibilities of the Ordained

The Roles and Responsibilities of the Ordained in Inclusive, Egalitarian Eucharistic Communities

The Ordained make a public commitment through the rite of ordination to a life of service and strive to be spiritual, professional, ethical and grounded in the Gospel.  They are lifelong learners in their study of scripture, theologies and spirituality.

In a pastoral role, they…

  • provide outreach to members in need.
  • facilitate reconciliation and healing services;
  • facilitate healing services with families;
  • provide programs for spiritual growth;
  • provide spiritual accompaniment;
  • provide educational programs;
  • provide retreats for the community;
  • provide rituals for significant occasions (e.g. house blessing, welcoming new child to family ceremony)
  • provide a prophetic voice for social justice in local and global communities.
  • facilitate praying for individuals and the welfare of the community.

As sacramental facilitators, they: 

  • facilitate and preside at Eucharistic liturgies;
  • compose original prayers, music and visual aids and discover new sources in contemporary spirituality;
  • facilitate and collaborate with parents in the sacrament of Baptism;
  • officiate at marriages;
  • facilitate the sacrament of the sick;
  • facilitate funerals and memorial services.