Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

 

7:00 am Schedule

10:30 am Schedule

5:00 pm Schedule

 
The "ordinary" minister to distribute communion is a bishop, priest or deacon. This means that ministering communion is part of their normal role in the church. Following Vatican II allowances have been made for lay ministers, having been duly trained and commissioned by the local bishop, to help minister communion. They are called "extraordinary" ministers of communion as they are not clergy.

Every Extraordinary Minister of Communion is graced to hold the Body or Blood of Christ in their hands and have the joy of sharing the Body or Blood of Christ with others, an important role in the celebration of the liturgy. This ministry calls for participants to make a commitment to themselves, to the church community and to God. Being involved in the ministry will allow you the opportunity to rededicate yourself to God and to find spiritual fulfillment in service to him. Open to youth, grades 8 and up, and adults.
All interested volunteers must be up to date in the Diocesan Safe Environment Program Training
 
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