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"In every celebration of the Eucharist there should always be a sufficient number of ministers for the distribution of the Eucharist. Priority is always given to ordinary ministers (bishops, priests, deacons) and auxiliary ministers (instituted acolytes). When there are large numbers of the faithful present and there are insufficient ordinary and auxiliary members at hand, special or extraordinary ministers properly appointed beforehand should assist in the distribution of Communion." (HLS, #29).

An Extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is a lay person who has received the sacrament of Confirmation and is commissioned by the Pastor to serve the community by distributing the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion may receive further training to take Holy Communion to those members of the parish who are unable to celebrate Sunday Mass in community, due to illness or handicap. 

Being a Eucharistic Minister is both humbling and beautiful. It grants the opportunity to share Christ with those desiring to know Him. This is our ministry and our privilege. Please pray about your call to participate in this ministry.

For questions or more information please call (661) 942-7122.