Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist serve our parish as they assist the Ordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (our priests and deacon) in the distribution of the precious Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
The Eucharistic rite is a Divine reality and is the very essence of our faith.
In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Eucharistic Ministers are lay people that assist the priest in administering the Sacrament of Holy Communion. Eucharistic Ministers will be trained in preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence. All ministers of Holy Communion should show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread or wine. People of prayer who are eager to bring Christ to others in a reverent and loving manner are invited to become Eucharistic Ministers. If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, please either call Fr. Scott at the Rectory office, e-mail Fr. Scott or fill out the Eucharistic Minister Sign Up Form.
- Masks must be worn in church for Mass.
- Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled Mass.
- At the sign of peace, please leave your seat and come into the sanctuary area.
- Before the priest gives you communion, he will sanitize his hands. The priest will come to you to give you communion. After you receive communion, please sanitize your hands. Then you will be handed the ciborium with the consecrated hosts. After all the ministers have their ciborium, you will then proceed to your communion stations. You will need to wear your mask for the distribution of communion.
- When a person comes up for communion, hold up the host, then say the body of christ, they will respond, “Amen,” then place the host in their hands, they will step to the side, consume the host and then return to their seats. You will need to sanitize your hands immediately before and immediately after communion.
- After communion, bring the ciborium back to the altar, sanitize your hands again and return to your seats. Hand sanitizer will be on a table near the altar.
As the Apostle John stood next to your Son’s Cross,
so I am privileged to stand next to your Altar
and serve in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.
May my behavior and the attitude of my heart
reflect that Holy honor as I strive to serve in a special way.
With awe and wonder,
I will hold in my hands the Body of Christ and His Sacred Blood
so that my sisters and brothers
may be fed with the food of life.
Make my heart and hands clean.
Free me from anything of vanity and pride
that might divorce me and the service that is mine
from the heart of the Divine Mystery residing in this
May I, with your constant assistance, truly wait upon you and
your people in this Holy Liturgy of praise and adoration.