Holy Rosary Extra-Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Image of a Priests Hands holding a Host in consecration with a lamb over the top and the words Salutaris Hostia

To View Fr. Paul’s Teaching of October 19, 2015 on the Holy Eucharist for Extra-Ordinary Ministers, Click on the Image

 

 

 

 

What do we mean by Extraordinary Ministers of Communion?

The Communion rite is the heart and center of the ritual climax of the entire Eucharistic Liturgy.  The gathering of the community, the proclamation of God’s word, the remembering and thanksgiving and offering in the Eucharistic prayer — all are directed toward the moment of Communion in which we many, fed with His own body and blood, are made one in the Lord.

Pastor’s choose Extra-ordinary minister’s of Holy Communion when there is a need.

By “extraordinary” we do not mean special, distinguished or set apart. The ordinary ministers of the Eucharist are the priests and deacons. Those who are called to this ministry must, above all else, know how to be truly present to others in the moment they have. They are brothers and sisters in this very body and blood they are sharing, and not only speak their own faith in saying “body of Christ,” they call forth the faith of the one receiving. They may also bring the Holy Eucharist to those who are home-bound, in nursing homes or hospitals, or in prison.

To be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, you must be a Roman Catholic, at least 16 years old, who has received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist. If married, you must have received the Sacrament of Marriage in the Catholic Church.  Ministry formation and training sessions are offered throughout the year with the expectation of regular attendance.

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