Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

The Eucharist is Jesus who gives himself entirely to us, feeding on Him and abiding in Him through Eucharistic communion – if we do so in faith – transforms our lives into a gift to God and to our brothers and sisters.

Since Vatican II, lay members of the church are asked to serve the body and blood of Jesus to Parishioners attending Mass and the homebound, infirm, and incarcerated.

Parishioners assist with the distribution of the Eucharist (Body and Blood) at weekday, weekend, and Holy Day Masses. You must be 18 years of age, have received the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Catholic Church, and must be recognized by the Church if married. Training is ongoing.

If you are currently an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and you need to renew your Mandate, please contact the parish office to verify if you are due and/or to register. If you received a Mandate prior to 2019, the Mandate is only valid for three years. If you received a Mandate in 2019 or thereafter, the Mandate is valid for five years or until it is decided otherwise by the Pastor, Priest Chaplain, or the Extraordinary Minister. There are training sessions for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion coming up locally in November.
The next round of training sessions will not occur until January and February so please register if you need to renew your mandate before January.
Training will be on Saturday, November 12 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Joseph Par ish, Danville with Deacon Tom Conlin, or on Tuesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Saint Columba Church with Father Richard Mowery.

Eucharist minister
Michael Howe


Michael Howe


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