Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

host Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest and deacon in distributing the Eucharist at Mass and to those that are home-bound, in nursing homes, or at the hospital.  As this is a very privileged role to which adults are invited,  an application must be completed that is reviewed by the priest and submitted to the Archdiocese for approval.

Extraordinary Minister Requirements

      • Flexibility to serve when needed.
      • Is a practicing, faith-filled member of the community and in “good standing” with the doctrines of the Catholic Church.
      • Willing to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before your scheduled Mass time and check in with the Mass Coordinator, also to stay 10-15 minutes after Mass to purify the sacred vessels and prepare for the next if a Sacristan is not available
      • Understand that you are distributing the real Body and Blood of Christ to your fellow parishioners.
      • Reverence our Church community as the “Body of Christ.”
      • Willing to find a responsible substitute if unable to serve at your scheduled time.

Extraordinary Minister Skills

      • Moves with reverence and grace.
      • Does not rush just to get the task done.
      • At ease in front of people.
      • Can take direction well.
      • Can exercise the role of hospitality.
      • Wants to be a servant to the community.
      • Handles the Body of Christ at all times with reverence
      • Responsible and reliable

If you are interested in volunteering in this ministry or have questions, please click on the link below and submit your information.