Eucharist

Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist

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. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord. For large parishes such as ours, since we do not always have enough ordinary ministers, we require extraordinary ministers to assist at Mass. 

Extraordinary ministers also bring Holy Communion to the home-bound and those in nursing homes. Usually the priest sends the ministers before the final blessing of the 9 am Mass. This is an extremely important and moving part of this ministry. All extraordinary ministers are called to visit the sick and shut-ins unless they are unable to do so for personal reasons.

Parishioners interested in serving in this ministry should contact Father Sean at 908-874-8220.