Order of Malta

We invite all members to take our Eucharistic Ministry Online Training Program. To enroll in this online course, please click here and choose ENROLL. If you have an account, you will be able to proceed. If you are using this account for the first time, you will need to create your account and look for the access approval email from EdX.

Course Length:

The course with all modules and learning checks takes less than 2 hours to complete. This is a self-paced course that can be taken at any time once your portal access request is approved.

Course Description:

In this course, you will learn about the spirituality and history of Eucharistic Ministry in order to bring Holy Communion to Catholic residents in hospitals and nursing homes, as well as pray with interfaith residents. 

This course begins with the roots of the Eucharist in the Old Testament and focuses on Jesus’ teachings in the Gospel of John as the historical and spiritual guide to our ministry.

Through understanding Who it is we bring as a Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion, we will learn how to care for Him as we minister to those in nursing homes and hospitals. This course will help you prepare yourself before you visit the residents, to know what to expect during a visit with a resident; the course also reviews special situations that may occur during a visit.

After the training, a participant will meet with the Eucharistic Ministry Coordinator in the Area to answer any questions and discuss service placement. Each facility will also have training on their protocols for safety and patient privacy.


At the end of the course, participants will receive a certificate of completion to be printed out and shared with the Eucharistic Ministry Coordinator in your Area. The certificate carries the signature of Rev. Dr. Jeffrey R. Trexler, ChDD. 

If you need to register trained ministers with your diocese, please follow that process. 

If you would like to use this program in your Area. 

  • Get approval from your Bishop before use. Your chaplain may be helpful in obtaining the Bishop’s approval.

  • Once approved by the bishop’s office, share the course information with your area members

  • Please share feedback for future courses that may be of use.

In this Year of the Eucharistic Revival, the program will have value for anyone interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the Eucharist. 

Order of Malta

American Association, U.S.A
St. Patrick’s Cathedral Parish House
14 E 51st Street
New York, NY 10022
(212) 371-1522