Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion This is a very long title for another important ministry. They serve to assist the priest with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ during the Mass. (They are called “Extraordinary” because the “ordinary” minister is either an ordained priest or a deacon.) They are also approved to take Holy Communion to those who are sick or home bound.

Eucharistic ministers assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Mass and take Holy Communion to the sick and housebound of our parish usually on a weekly basis. Eucharistic ministers must undergo a formal training programme and be commissioned.

Eucharistic Ministers are lay people commissioned to assist with the administration of the Blessed Sacrament either in Church, during the celebration of the Eucharist, or by taking the sacrament to the homes of the sick or the housebound. All Eucharistic Ministers are CRB checked (Section 1.6). Requests to include parishioners on the rota should be referred, in the first instance, to our Parish Priest. For further information please contact Elaine Wright.