Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion minister the Body and Blood of Christ at our weekday and weekend Masses and also assist in bringing Holy Communion to homebound of our parish. Before beginning in this ministry, interested persons meet for an interview with a member of the Pastoral Staff and then must participate in a basic formation workshop conducted by the Archdiocesan Office of Worship, with a follow-up session here in the parish.
Upon completion of the training, they are then delegated by the Archbishop for a five year term of service. Those who come forward for this ministry must be 18 years of age, have received the sacraments of initiation and, if married, be validly married in the Church. Those who minister Holy Communion must be faithful to Sunday Mass, have a true devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, usually manifested by participation in Mass occasionally on weekdays, and time committed to prayer before the Blessed Sacrament. Our hope is to have sufficient extraordinary ministers to allow us to offer Communion under both kinds not only at weekday Masses, as we already do, but at all Sunday Masses as well.