"I am the Bread of Life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst." John 6:35
This sacred and rewarding ministry provides the opportunity to share the body and blood of Christ at Mass, as well as with those that are unable to attend Mass (home bound, hospital, nursing home). Once a year, the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion meet on a Saturday morning with other liturgical ministers for devotion and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is a commissioned ministry that lasts for three years. Requirements include that you must be confirmed and if married it must be by the laws of the Church. There is an established schedule for each weekend Mass, and sign-ups occur throughout the year for extra Mass schedules (Easter, Christmas and Feast Days).
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are needed at Sunday Masses and for nursing home visits, hospital visits and home visits. Training for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is held once or twice per year as needed. You must be trained and commissioned to participate in this ministry.