The opportunity to receive Christ in both body and blood strengthens the bond we have with Jesus. The Eucharist is the source and center of our spiritual life. The Extraordinary Ministry of the Eucharist was formed to assist the celebrant, other priests and deacons with the distribution of communion. Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist also assist in bringing the Eucharist to our infirm as well as area nursing and group homes. Any confirmed Catholic parishioner 16 years or older, having a strong and active faith, and willing to commit to regular service, is welcome to serve.
Qualities of an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion are:
An appreciation and love of the Eucharist
Ability to serve at scheduled masses or arrange for a substitute if unable to fulfill an assignment
At least 16 years old (need to check with our diocese)
We especially welcome family teams (husband-wife, parent-child, brother-sister, etc). You are usually scheduled to serve 2-4 times within a several month schedule. We try to honor preferences for “favorite” mass, but flexibility in serving when needed is appreciated. If they have a schedule conflict, EOM’s are instructed to call others on the roster to swap or sub. Usually three Extraordinary Ministers are scheduled for each mass. Contact Tina Lindberg at 202-362-3323 x15 or firstname.lastname@example.org.