Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion

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What is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?

A lay person who assists the priest in administering the consecrated bread and wine. They also take the sacraments to those who are ill, or otherwise unable to attend mass.

 

What qualities should an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion bring to this ministry?

The faithful who are Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must be persons whose good qualities of Christian life, faith and morals recommend them. Let them strive to be worthy of this great office, foster to the rest of the faithful by their own devotion and reverence toward the most Blessed Sacrament of the altar.

 

If you are called to serve in this Ministry one must have the following criteria.

  • Be Confirmed.
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • If married one must be in valid union recognized by the church.
  • One must be certified by the priest and receive proper formation.
  • Must attend a Virtus Training Workshop.
  • Attend Ministry’s meetings when scheduled.
  • Attend at least one Spiritual Retreat to deepen and strengthen one’s faith.