Life as an Extra-ordinary Minister of Holy Communion is one of both being and giving the Body of Christ. Those who take on this ministry must, above all else know how to be truly present to others. This is an important office of immense love. It is a participation in the Lord’s generous love which feeds and sustains all who hunger and thirst.
The communion into which Jesus invites us is a personal communion, a communion of persons. It is the Extra-Ordinary Ministers role to make the moment of communion as reverent and personal as possible.
A word about the title – an ordained Bishop, Priest or Deacon is considered to be an “ordinary” minister of Holy Communion. As a non-ordained person the minister is called “Extra-ordinary” because they are assisting the Ordinary minister(s) in the distribution of Holy Communion at mass.
This ministry truly allows our parish to gather so joyfully as the body of Christ.
This ministry is open to men, women, young adults and youth. Please call if you are interested in serving as an Extra-Ordinary Minister of Communion. Training and on-going formation is provided.
Contact: Joanne Montague