Eucharistic Ministry

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Ministry Head: Karol Purcell and Karen Kundla (Training)

Charter / Mission: Men and women trained and receive a mandate to assist the priest in the distribution of the Eucharist during Mass. In addition, the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) bring the Eucharist to the homebound, nursing home residents, and hospital patients. Vessels (including chalices, ciboriums, and water and wine cruets) are cleaned after each Mass and returned to the Sacristy.

Skills / Talents of Members: Willingness to perform the above duties, and process up the aisle with the Presider to begin the Celebration of the Eucharist.

Meeting Times / Assignment Frequency: Ministers are assigned to Masses within a schedule that comes out approximately once every two months. Eucharistic Ministers can indicate the Masses they prefer to attend. When insufficient Ministers are available at a particular Mass, an unassigned Minister should feel free to come up and serve. Coverage of those who are homebound, in nursing homes, and in hospitals is dependent on need.

What Does Our Ministry Need Today?  We need parishioners willing to serve as Eucharistic Ministers during the celebration of the Mass and in delivering the Eucharist to those unable to come to Mass (those who are homebound, in nursing homes, and in hospitals).  Training is provided.