The Role and Importance of the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion


“I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” Psalm 84:10


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. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) may be men or women and should reflect the cultural diversity of their parish community. They should be living in harmony with the teachings of the Church. They should be confirmed, at least sixteen years of age, and Safe Environment cleared.  

Our new Mass schedule shows a need for additional ministers.  Please prayerfully consider this important ministry.  


  • A baptized and confirmed Roman Catholic
  • A registered and active participant in the parish, as well as Safe Environment cleared
  • Committed to being prepared and serving for a minimum of one (1) year
  • Ability to walk and stand as needed during the Mass