Servers, lectors, commentators, and members of the choir exercise a genuine liturgical function. They ought, therefore, to discharge their office with the sincere piety and decorum demanded by so exalted a ministry and rightly expected of them by God’s people. Consequently they must all be deeply imbued with the spirit of the liturgy, each in his own measure, and they must be trained to perform their functions in a correct and orderly manner. From Vatican II, Sacrosanctum Concilium #29
In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner. Bishops, priests and deacons distribute Holy Communion in virtue of their office as ordinary ministers of the Body and Blood of the Lord.
When the size of the congregation or the incapacity of the bishop, priest, or deacon requires it, the celebrant may be assisted by other bishops, priests, or deacons. If such ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are not present, “the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, (including) other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose.”
Becoming an EMHC
To become an EMHC, please contact Fr. William Tindall or Sharon Williams (Pastoral Associate).
Click here for the Extraordinary Minister schedule. Please contact Jennifer Kakaley for questions regarding the schedule.