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.