|Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion|
There is no more intimate moment in our lives that when we receive Our Lord in Holy Communion. It is there that He offers us everything: His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity. In return, with love and gratitude, we offer Him everything that we are: our hearts, our minds, our bodies, our souls. This Communion is what propels us to greater union with Him and urges us to the heights of holiness.
We are blessed to have a large parish with sizable attendance at our weekend masses. As a result, the priests of our parish have come to rely upon select individuals, such as yourselves, who by being properly trained and prepared, may assist in the distribution of Holy Communion.
As an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, you are in the privileged role to be a part of that encounter between Christ and the individual. You are able to hold Him who created the cosmos, to handle Him who formed Adam from the earth, who was born in Bethlehem and now sits at the right hand of the Father.
Serving in this role entails thorough training and instruction, periodic re-education, yearly re-commissioning, and finally meeting certain expectations and standards required by our diocese. To assist you in fulfilling your role with confidence and reverence, there will be educational sessions offered several times a year.
For more information about this ministry, contact: Karen Maguiness: 844-8595