St Michael's Tetbury

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.