EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION The role of an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Minister) is very important to our parish community. Eucharistic Ministers assist the priest celebrant with the distribution of Communion at Sunday and daily Masses. They bring Communion to hospitals, nursing homes and to the sick and homebound in the parish. Fully-initiated Catholics, age 18 and over, are eligible to be considered for this ministry. There is a mandatory preparation program.
A Prayer for Special Ministers of Holy Communion
Lord, Jesus Christ, You are the Word of God and the Bread of Life. Help me to bring your Gospel message and Eucharistic Presence to others. Help me to do so with faith and reverence, with love and concern. May I carry out this sacred ministry comfortably, but not casually; relaxed, yet with awesome respect. All praise to You, the God who is, who was and who is to come. Amen.
Reflection Questions: What do you find most rewarding about your ministry? What do you find most challenging about your ministry? What concerns would you like to see addressed?