Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers share the body and blood of Christ with their fellow worshippers in the assembly. They share their gift of Time by service God and distributing Holy Communion at Mass, visit the sick and elderly at home, hospital or nursing homes.

Ministers must be fully initiated Catholics. These people must have a willingness to be of service to the community founded in the love of God.

You begin by writing a letter to the Parish Priest, giving some background information about yourself and why you want to become an Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister. When approved, you then attend a Diocesan training workshop to receive a Commission from the Bishop. There is a renewal of your Commission from time to time, according to your Diocesan Policy.

All Eucharistic Ministers are scheduled according to their Mass preferences and may serve as much as they like according to needs and their availability.