The Good Shepherd Catholic Community

TGH Logo

Help us get found - Please share this page with friends

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

One of the suggestions that came out of the visioning day was to provide training sessions for our liturgical ministers.

Posted by Fr. Bill on August 28, 2015

To address this issue we have scheduled training sessions for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Our parish in the past has used the term Eucharistic Ministers, but we are now using the official term Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. These sessions will be for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion but we also ask that all who are currently serving in this liturgical role also attend. The training sessions will be held at two locations, St. Patrick, Moravia, on September 15, at 7:00 p.m., and St. Patrick, Aurora, on September 17, at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested in being an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion or if you are currently serving in this liturgical role, or are currently bring Holy Communion to a family member, we ask that you attended one of these sessions.  These sessions will be the first part of the training; the second part will cover the practical responsibilities of carrying out the ministry, and will take place in the individual church where you will ordinarily be serving in this ministry.  The times for these sessions will be at St. Michael, September 19 at 4:00 p.m., at St. Patrick, Moravia, on September 20 after the Sunday Mass, at .Our Lady of the Lakes, on September 20 after the Sunday Mass, and at St. Patrick, Aurora, at a time to be announced.

 Below I am listing the requirements for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion as outlined in the diocesan Policies for the Administration of the Sacraments.  After reading these requirements if you wish to be considered for this ministry, please contact me through the parish office, or by email, fmoorby@dor.org.  These training sessions will fulfill the training requirements outlined below.  If you are currently serving as an Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion please also notify the office as to which training session you will be attending (September 15 or September 17).

 

Requirements for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

• These men and women must:

1. have completed their sixteenth year, be fully initiated, lead a life of faith in keeping with the function to be undertaken, and if married, be validly married within the Church and not be bound by any canonical penalty legitimately imposed or declared;

2. sign the Profession of Faith for an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, renewing his/her belief in the real presence of Jesus Christ in the Most Holy Eucharist. A copy of this Profession of Faith for an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is to be filed at the Chancery Office; (Cf. Addendum 1)

4. participate in training which includes a theological discussion of the Sacrament of Holy Communion as well as training on the appropriate posture and deportment of the extraordinary minister of Holy Communion during the Mass;

5. have a letter of authorization from the Bishop.

God Bless you, Father Bill

 

Words from our Pastor

  • 2020
    • January
      • Retirement Party
        Cathy Kanalley will be retiring at the end of January after many years serving our parish and other parishes in our diocese. W…
      • The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
        The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the liturgical season of Christmastide. On the following day the season of…
      • May We Manifest His Love through our Service
        This Weekend we celebrate the Feast of Epiphany and we recall how the Magi came and presented to the new born king gifts of gold…
  • 2019
    • December
      • Feast of the Holy Family
        Merry Christmas! Unlike the secular world our celebration of Christmas continues! The shopping malls have been playing Christmas…
      • Come Lord Jesus reside in our hearts
        As we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Christmas is just a few days. Every year at this time I am in awe of the generosity…
      • O Come Lord Jesus into our Hearts
        The Third Sunday of Advent is Gaudete Sunday, the Sunday we light the pink candle on the Advent wreath. Gaudete is from the Lati…
    • November
      • Feast of Christ the King
        Today as we celebrate The Feast of Christ the King we enter into the last week of the church liturgical year. Next Sunday the ne…
      • Fruit Basket Project
        Before I entered the seminary I worked as a Produce Manager in a supermarket. I had worked in many grocery stores during my hig…
      • FISH BOWL SUNDAY
        This past Sunday, being the first Sunday of the month, was Fish Bowl Sunday and we asked parishioners to take slips from the Fis…
      • National Vocations Awareness Week
        This week has been designated as National Vocation Awareness Week. It is a time to pray for vocations to the deaconate, priesth…

The Good Shepherd Catholic Community Expanded Navigation


×

The Good Shepherd Catholic Community Site Map


×

Menu Sign In ?