Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (Eucharistic Minister):
The title of Eucharistic Minister is a title of the Roman Catholic Church that is given to the laity who have been authorized to administer and distribute “Holy Communion” to other parishioners during, and even outside of, the Holy Sacrament of the Mass. Typically, Eucharistic Ministers can also distribute “Holy Communion” to those in prison, or to the sick whom are unable or incapable of attending the Sacrament of the Mass. A one-day training course is required. Only fully-initiated members of the community would be able to pursue this ministry. Gifts for such a ministry might include: a devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, a desire to serve God and His people, a respect and balanced appreciation of the Church’s teaching on “the real presence,” courage to stand before God’s people and present them with His Body and Blood, a nurturing, loving disposition, and the witness of one’s own life, lived in conformity with the teachings of God and His Church.
It should be noted that Eucharistic Ministers are selected by Father Karl. (Total commitment: approx. one hour/week at Mass.)
Coordinator: Curt Sauers – 870.7790 or firstname.lastname@example.org .