25 years of service as Eucharistic Minister in Philippines.
Sister Pat Daomilas, Columban Sister, tells her story.
Sisters Patria and Ann Rita.
In 1993, I began giving Holy Communion to the people who came to Mass. The Mass was held along the corridors of the Ortigas Shopping Center at Greenhills. It was an open area, beside the indoor garden.
Rain or shine I came to serve as an Eucharistic Minister at Mass. If it rained, I would be wet but after giving Holy Communion, I’d be dry again. Amazing indeed!!!
On my last day of giving Holy Communion, a Mass was celebrated, presided by Fr. Wilfredo de Mesa, an Oblates of St. Joseph, who was then a grade one student when I started my ministry as an Eucharistic Minister. Now, Fr. De Mesa is the co-ordinator of the Holy Family Chapel.
Before the final blessing I was asked to say a few words of thanks to the people. After nearly twenty-five years of service I thanked and Congratulated the people who hd been very supportive of my ministry here in Greenhills: Rene, Roledo, Jane, Weng and Mona.
To these people I express my deepest thanks for assisting me in all my needs, as a Eucharistic Minister. You kept the Chapel spotlessly clean.
To my co-ministers, I wish to express my deepest thanks for always radiating God’s love every time they gave Holy Communion to the people. You are really continuing the mission of Jesus, that is the salvation of souls.
Indeed! Such a very beautiful ministry, the feelings in my heart cannot be fully expressed but profoundly felt. Love, peace, appreciation and enthusiasm are treasures that are kept in my heart as long as I will live to the full. Thank you very much.