Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist
“For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
– 1 Corinthians 11:26
The bishop, priest, and deacon are the Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist. Extraordinary Ministers are members of the laity called to become servants to the other members of the Body of Christ. Formally commissioned by the Priest or Deacon, Extraordinary Ministers assist the priest in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ to parishioners during the sacrifice of the Mass. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist also assist the priest by bringing Holy Communion to parishioners who are homebound, in hospitals, and in nursing homes.
How To Participate
In-order-to become an Extraordinary Minister, a parishioner must be a confirmed Catholic in full communion with the Catholic Church. The parishioner must be at least 18 years of age, and if married must have been married in the Catholic Church. Candidates must also attend at least one training session at All Saints Catholic Church and receive the pastor’s blessing and commission.
Anyone interested in participating as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist should contact Deacon Andy Fatovic for more information.