Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Coordinator
Tom Greathouse // sfceucharist@verizon.net

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Coordinator (Spanish)
Marisela Cano // 817-410-9672


Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion Training »

In sharing the Eucharist, Christians have followed Christ’s loving invitation: “Take and eat; take and drink.” With the bread of life and the cup of salvation, Christians enter into the fullest experience of the Lord’s presence. In both the bread broken and the wine poured out, Christians proclaim the Lord who died and who is raised to life. The ministers of Eucharist serve at such a banquet. By their ministry, the bread and wine of the eternal banquet is served as the Lord designed: “Take and eat, this is my body. Take this, all of you and drink from it, for this is the cup of my blood, the blood of the new and everlasting covenant.” The ministers of Eucharist perform the extraordinary service of sharing the presence of Christ with all who receive the body and blood of Christ. They are ministers of the assembly in service of the Lord.

 

Requirements for Ministry

  • Sincere Christians of any age from high school age through adulthood acknowledged by peers to be active Catholics; they should be at ease with other people
  • Be faithful Catholics who have received the sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation and participate faithfully in the sacramental and liturgical life of the Church
  • Foster their own devotion to the Eucharist and show an example to the rest of the faithful by their reverent and prayerful manner.

Commitment

  • Eucharistic Ministers are scheduled on a quarterly basis. Schedules are emailed, if available, or are also available at the parish office
  • Ministers serve approximately once every 3-6 weeks, depending on the Mass the minister is scheduled; on occasion, last minute needs will require more frequent assistance
  • Holy days, Christmas an Easter are scheduled on a volunteer basis

Volunteers must meet the diocese’s safe environment requirements. After training is completed, names are submitted to the Bishop for commissioning. Once acknowledged by the chancellor of the diocese, Eucharistic Ministers are added to the schedule.

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