Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
To serve God’s holy people by enhancing the Eucharistic liturgy through assisting the gathering community during that moment in the liturgy in which they are fed with the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Eucharist Ministry Members
Ministers are trained before they are commissioned and assisted by long time ministers at each mass. Ministers are scheduled to serve mass on a rotational basis every two months with each minister serving an average of three to four times in a two month period.
Members of the community who are fully initiated in the Catholic Church and authorized by the pastor in the parish can be commissioned to serve in the parish.
• Act as hosts and servants at the mass.
• Assist at mass when scheduled.
• Find a replacement for yourself when unable to serve.
• Purify vessels afterward and set-up for the following mass.
• Attend all meetings and training sessions.
Each minister is given a handbook describing details of the ministry. Periodic meetings are held to discuss the roles and update procedures of Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
Guidelines for Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
The primary qualification for Extra Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is that they are interested in, care about, and at ease with other people, without regard for status in the community for distinctions of class, sex, age or race. All who gather at the table of the Lord do so as brothers and sisters in the Lord. Contact Bill or Ann Abitz at 925-432-3995; 925-872-5852 or babitzBA@gmail.com or Lydia Castañeda (Español) at 705-3045 for more information.