We are in the process of creating a way to communicate to you and to our members what the EXTRAORDINARY MINISTRY FOR HOLY COMMUNION (EMHC) is all about.
What you will find in this page is a list of the current ministers and the current quarterly serving schedule.
We will provide more information in the near future. Enjoy browsing the rest of the pages to know more about EMHC and our “little parish with a big heart”.
WE ARE IN NEED OF EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION
We are now providing both species (body & blood) at each mass service. Minsters are needed to help facilitate with the distribution. No experience is necessary, all training will be provided.
For more information, please contact Lester Phillips at
(352) 307-5244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notes to All EHMC’s
1. Remember proper attire for weekend Masses:
2. All EMHCS are to assist with preparing AND cleaning the elements.
3. All who come forward during Communion are to receive either the Body of Christ or a blessing, children & adults alike.
4. Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to Mass and check in with your serving partners.
5. It is YOUR responsibility to get a replacement if you cannot serve.
Congratulations to the following Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:
WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE
David Pistarelli Jr.
Carlos de la Torre Sr.
What is an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion?
“Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion” is the formal title of laypeople who distribute the Eucharist during Mass. As the title implies, there are also “ordinary ministers” – those who are literally “ordained” to the ministry namely bishops, priests, and deacons. These ministers are usually the first in order to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ, the deacon being the customary distributor of the cup.
In most places, especially when Communion is offered under the forms of both bread and wine, there are rarely enough “ordinary” ministers for the timely distribution of Communion.
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. For example, should there be any mishaps with the consecrated wine, the area should be washed with water, which then is poured into the sacrarium, a special sink that drains into the ground.