As members of the Mystical Body of Christ through the Grace of Baptism, Catholic Christians are called to live generous lives of prayer and service. We are urged to serve the needs of one another as an expression of our shared life in Christ and of our love for God, who has saved us through the suffering and death of his Son. One of the ways to serve is by becoming an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist
Before Extraordinary Eucharistic ministers are commissioned to carry out this most sacred duty, they are duly instructed. They study the history of the Church, especially the events that brought about the institution of this ministry.
Eucharistic ministers should distinguish themselves by living Christian lives of faith, prayer, devotion to the Holy Eucharist and high morals. They should be examples to the other faithful by their piety and reverence for this Most Holy Sacrament of the Alter. They should perform this service with adoration and joy, with dignity and reverence. The Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are also instructed in the proper way of conducting themselves when distributing Holy Communion, whether during the celebration of the Mass or when carrying the Eucharist to the sick or homebound.
One of the ways to serve is by assisting the clergy, the "Ordinary" minister of the Eucharist, in the distribution of Holy Communion during the celebration during the celebration of the Mass. As an "Extraordinary" minister of the Eucharist during the Mass you would be asked to join the priest to distribute communion to the congregation. If you believe God is calling you to this ministry, please call the coordinator listed above.
Another way is by carrying the Eucharist to the homebound or hospitalized. It is a great honor, a privilege, a blessing and an awesome responsibility to be chosen to serve. If you believe that God is calling you to this ministry please see the ministry, Visitation of the Sick.