In the Body of Christ there exists a wonderful variety of ministries, which are especially evident when we gather around the altar to worship God. By virtue of our baptism in Christ some of us are called to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass are trained by the parish to assist the presiding priest in distributing Holy Communion during Sunday and weekday liturgies. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion for the Sick are lay people sent forth by the parish to bring the Word of God and the Eucharist to parishioners who are unable to join us at Sunday or weekday Mass because they are ill, homebound, in nursing homes, or in local care facilities.
Serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is both an honor and a responsibility, and those who commit to it deserve nurturing and support.
By offering the Eucharist, you recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom you minister, and ultimately you act as the Body of Christ by fully participating in the life of the parish and the wider community. Your willingness to commit to a monthly schedule, to prepare properly for your service and to arrive on time and dressed appropriately for your assigned Mass, further reflects that commitment.
To serve as a Eucharistic Minister at Daily or Weekend Masses, contact Kristin Tran at 714-272-5931 or Kristinttran@gmail.com.
To serve as a Homebound Minister where you bring Communion to the sick or shut-ins, contact Jim Martin.