Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
The Ministry of distributing Holy Communion is the responsibility of priests and deacons. Concelebrating priests and deacons present and assisting at Mass will participate in the distribution of Holy Communion, unless impeded by physical reasons or other sufficient cause. If these ordinary ministers are not sufficient to distribute the Sacrament within a reasonable amount of time, then extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion may be invited to assist in the distribution of Communion. This is the ministry of bringing the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ to the People of God. The ministers also witness to faith in the Real Presence of Christ in the action of sharing in the Eucharistic meal of Christ’s sacrifice. Therefore, this ministry should be treated with utmost dignity and reverence.
If you feel a calling to join this ministry please contact our office (504)943-5566