Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are lay persons selected by the pastor upon prayerful consideration of the needs of the community and the qualifications of the individual. They are commissioned for service to a particular community for which they are graced with the opportunity to assist the Priest in sharing Christ’s Body and Blood with others. They recognize Christ in the faces of all who approach. They are privileged to proclaim each person as a member of the Mystical Body by saying the words “The Body of Christ” or “The Blood of Christ.” Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion profess the faith of the Church and ask for affirmation in the assembly’s “Amen.”
Preparation for the ministry includes:
•Formal instruction through the Diocesan Office of Liturgy (approximately 3 Hours)
•Parish instruction as to local customs and responsibilities (approximately 2 Hours)
Interested in volunteering to be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion? We do have annual meetings, and your commitment for each Mass would require you to be available one half hour before Mass. You may volunteer for as many or few Masses as fits your schedule. You can be a full time resident or a snow-bird. This Ministry enables to you to fulfill the participant in the Liturgy.