Eucharistic Ministers

Eucharistic Minister

 

Extraordinary ministers assist the priests and deacons in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ. As an extraordinary minister you can help distribute communion during Sunday Mass. You can also distribute the Eucharist to our sick, hospitalized and homebound brothers and sisters. In this ministry, you must be examples of Christian living in faith and conduct; you must strive to grow in holiness through this sacrament of unity and love. Remember that, though many, we are one body because we share the one bread and one cup. As Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion be, therefore, especially observant of the Lord’s command to love your neighbor. For when he said to them:

“This is my commandment, that you should love one another as I have loved you.” 

The Eucharist constitutes the very life of the Church, for the Lord said; I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry; no one who believes in me shall ever thirst. Your willingness to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, reflects not only response to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God, but a commitment to Christ as you share in the preaching, teaching and leading aspects of the church. You offer the Eucharist, recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom you offer Eucharist and ultimately you act as the Body of Christ by fully participating in the life of the parish and the wider community. 

Your willingness to serve and to prepare properly for your service and to arrive on time dressed appropriately for your assigned Mass, further reflects that commitment. Once trained and commissioned in this ministry, you will be scheduled on a rotation basis to serve at the Mass you have indicated. You have accepted the awesome privilege of assisting in the distribution of Holy Eucharist.