Contact: Deacon Jeffery Ball
About This Ministry
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. When the size of the congregation requires it and there is an insufficient number of ordinary ministers, the priest may call upon and be assisted by other faithful, extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion, lay persons who have been deputed for this purpose. (GIRM 162)
- Are registered parishioners who are fully initiated members of the Church – men and women
who have received Baptism, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation.
- Are 18 years of age or older who are judged by the pastor to be mature, sincere, and capable to be Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
- Have a deep love for the Holy Eucharist.
- Are regularly receiving the Sacraments of the Church.
- Receive sufficient training to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence.
- Show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire and the
manner in which they distribute the Holy Eucharist.
- Dependable and consider service a privilege.
- Complete Volunteer Application and Attestation of Good Moral Character required for serving
in the Diocese of Venice and an Availability for Service form for the purposes of the parish Mass schedule.
When the pastor is satisfied that a parishioner meets these requirements, has the appropriate
personal characteristics and has been properly trained, he commissions the parishioner according
to the commissioning rite, Order for Commissioning Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.