Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist - Eucharistic Ministers
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Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (Eucharistic Ministers) enable us to emphasize the communal ownership of the liturgy as they assist the presider in the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at the eucharist. Those who serve must be inviting, caring people. They must give each member of the assembly a gracious welcome befitting the honored guests at the table of the Lord.
This ministry is for those who wish to share their faith in the Eucharist with the members of the assembly in a more intimate manner. The best ministers have the ability to communicate their faith through eye contact and gesture and are truly present to people in the brief moment of faith that is shared. Extraordinary Ministers need to be practicing Roman Catholics.
Extraordinary ministers are graced with the opportunity to share Christ's body and blood with others. They recognize Christ in the faces of all who approach. They are privileged to proclaim each person as a member of the Mystical Body by saying the words "The Body of Christ" and "The Blood of Christ." Extraordinary ministers profess the faith of the Church and ask for affirmation in the assembly's "amen."
Ministers are scheduled approximately once a month. Ministers should arrive fifteen minutes early to their scheduled liturgy.
All new ministers need to attend a training session. New ministers may begin at the beginning of the Fall and Spring Semesters. Information about the training sessions will be available at the first Sunday Masses of the Fall and Spring Semesters.