Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

We at St. Aloysius Church are a “Eucharistic-centered parish,” meaning that everything we do as Church embraces the Eucharist as the Source and Summit of our faith. Therefore, we take seriously the role of those people who aide the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion, the Body and Blood of the Lord.

What are the requirements of this ministry? First, and most importantly, an EMC must be a person of deep
faith who believes that the Eucharist is truly the Body and Blood of Christ. They are also required to be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church.

Many Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have said that they have felt a calling from God to minister in this area. We strongly encourage individuals to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on a regular basis, so your love for the Eucharist can grow. Before the Mass they are scheduled for, ministers are encouraged to arrive early to prepare themselves spiritually to stand before the assembly and offer them this sacramental gift.

As with our other liturgical ministries, training and formation sessions are offered. Both the spiritual and practical aspects of this ministry are discussed.

Contact: Eileen Balaton.

Ministry Schedule