The Eucharist constitutes the very life of the Church, for the Lord said, "I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in me shall ever thirst."
In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should always be a sufficient number of ministers for the distribution of the Eucharist. Priority is always given to ordinary ministers (bishops, priests, deacons). When there are large numbers of the faithful present and there are insufficient ordinary members at hand, special or extraordinary ministers properly appointed beforehand should assist in the distribution of Communion."
Your willingness to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist reflects, not only your response to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God but a commitment to Christ as you share in the leading aspects of the church.
Through the local diocese and often at the parish level, Communion ministers receive spiritual, theological, and practical preparation to fulfill their role with knowledge and reverence. Such preparation addresses appropriate attire, demeanor, and the manner in which to handle the consecrated bread and wine.
Please contact Helen Randle, Epi Garcia or Hugo Escutia for more information.