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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are bishops, priests, and deacons.  When there is an insufficient number of ordained ministers to distribute Holy Communion in a timely and reverent fashion, then lay persons, serving as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion are used.

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion must be at least 16 years of age, have received sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist, and participate regularly in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church. If the extraordinary minister is married, the marriage must be one recognized by the Church.  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who are 18 and older must be in compliance with the Diocesan Safe Environment Policy in order to serve. 

Please contact our Coordinator Liturgy, Erica Gamerro, for more information about being an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion.