Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are registered parishioners who are commissioned by the Bishop to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion in the absence of sufficient ordinary ministers. These ministers are baptized, confirmed, have been receiving the Eucharist, and, if married, are validly married within the Catholic Church. The minimum age for a minister of the Eucharist is 18, or a high school senior. All ministers must demonstrate personal and spiritual maturity.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion may be involved in carrying Holy Communion to the elderly, the sick and the hospitalized of the parish, and those in nursing homes that are under the care of the parish.
All Eucharistic Ministers are trained in the procedures used at St Mary and because such procedures are revised from time to time, all ministers are required to attend meetings at least twice per year.
To sign up to be a Eucharistic Minister, please contact: