Beginning in September, the Greeter/Usher Ministry will become two separate ministries. Parishioners can still participate in both, but it is not a requirement.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist distribute the Precious Body and Blood of Christ at Masses.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist demonstrate that the liturgy belongs to the community as they facilitate the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ.
Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist are graced with the privilege of sharing Christ’s Body and Blood with others.
The only skill needed to become a part of this Ministry is a willingness to share the Body and Blood of Christ with others during the celebration of the mass.
The schedule is issued in three month increments. The schedule is set based on each individual’s Mass preferences and availability.
“Watching hundreds of people of all ages and stations in life line up to receive Communion is a truly moving experience. I look into each person’s eyes so we can share the moment when he/she receives the Body or Blood of Christ. In that shared glance I have seen pain, joy, hopefulness, resignation, wonder, sadness, and sometimes even uncertainty, but behind all of those emotions is faith. That faith joins us in a very strong spiritual bond. It feels like a ‘we know’ moment, and it is very powerful. I often feel tears in my eyes at the privilege of sharing this experience with other believers.”