"Is not the cup of blessing we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ?
And is not the bread we break a sharing in the body of Christ?"
The Extra-ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned to assist the Ordinary Ministers — priests and deacons— with the distribution of Holy Communion during the celebration of the Mass. Training will be provided, and ministers are expected to function according to the guidelines set forth by the Pastor.
Diocesan policy indicates that Extra-ordinary Ministers may also deliver to the ill and housebound. To serve as an Extra-ordinary Minister of Communion, an individual must be a Baptized and Confirmed member of the Catholic Church, a registered and active parishioner of St. Patrick’s Parish, and living a life in harmony with the teachings of the Catholic Church (i.e., if the person is married, they must be married according to the law of the Church).
If you are interested in becoming an Extra-ordinary Minister of Communion, please contact the parish office.