Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and give it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying,”Drink from it, all of you. This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.” Matthew 26:26-29
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To be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion a candidate must be:
1. Appointed by the pastor and be at least 18 years of age
2. Mature in faith and known to other parishioners as a practicing Catholic in good standing in the Catholic Church
3. Able to attend training to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion
4. Able to meet the Diocesan guidelines for “Protecting God’s Children” and attend mandatory training
5. Willing to participate in all facets of the ministry, including an annual meeting, special liturgies, and service projects for the parish.
6. Able to commit to scheduled masses
In addition to regularly scheduled masses, ministers may serve members of the parish who are homebound and also at funerals. Each aspect of the ministry is scheduled separately, so a minister may serve any one of them or in all of them, whichever is their desire.