Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should . . .

  • Firmly believe in the True Presence of Christ in the consecrated Eucharistic species – that is, the bread and wine, when consecrated, become the Body and Blood of our Lord.
  • Show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine.
  • Be registered parishioners and regularly attend mass.
  • Be in “good standing” with the Catholic Church and have no impediments to the reception of Holy Communion.
  • Be at least 16 years old, having received all the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and First Communion.
  • Not be increased in number beyond what is required for the orderly and reverent distribution of the Body and Blood of the Lord.
  • Follow the guidance of the pastor and the diocesan bishop.​

If you would like to be trained and commissioned as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, please call the office at 319-362-8061.