Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priests of the parish in distributing communion at Mass and to the sick or homebound. They are called not only to distribute the Body of Christ, but also to take on Christ’s likeness. They accomplish this by strengthening their faith from within and sharing it with the faithful at communion time.
In liturgical terms, the word “ordinary” means primary or first. The Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are the ordained clergy. “Extraordinary” means in addition to Ordinary.
Directives for choosing Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion state that they should be of ‘mature age’ and ‘outstanding piety’. (Documents on the Liturgy – DOL 2048)
Please approach the Parish Office for more details.