What’s Extraordinary About Being a Eucharistic Minister?

Eucharistic Ministers

What is truly extraordinary in the experience of being a Eucharistic Minister is the ability to take the Body of Christ, truly present in every consecrated Host or cup of consecrated wine, in hand, and reverently assist the clergy in the distribution of the Most Blessed Sacrament. It is not a casual ministry. The demeanor, attire, and manner in which a Eucharistic Minister conducts this sacred service is important.

Did you know: the role of Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is actually found in Canon law? Canon 910.1 says that the ordinary minister of Holy Communion is a bishop, priest or deacon. The exception is found in Canon 910.2 which says that the extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is either an acolyte or another member of the faithful who has been appointed in accord with Canon 230.3, allowing lay men and women to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion.

To support the work of the laity, spiritual, practical and theological preparation are available to help them fulfill this role. To that end, join us on Saturday, August 3, 2019, in Serra Center from 9 am to 12 noon for an important, three-hour training workshop for anyone interested in serving the precious Body and Blood at our Parish Masses.  Also, any present ministers in need of renewing their certification, this workshop is for you!


Please call Jeanne/Dan Iman at 760-721-9606 to register for the workshop.