"Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life,
and I will raise him up on the last day."
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priests and deacons of the parish in distributing Communion at Mass. There is great joy and satisfaction to participate in this wonderful gift to God's people.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are needed at all weekday, weekend, holy day, and funeral Masses.
Must have a special love and care for the Eucharist and for all those who share in the Body and Blood of the Lord.
Must be at least a junior in high school
Must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation
Must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are expected to show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread and wine.
Guidelines for the ministry are provided, and an evening of spiritual formation along with practical training are required before a person can be commissioned to distribute Communion. Inquire directly with the Pastor or the Worship Director.
For more information about being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion at St. Vincent’s, contact the parish office.