Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

have a unique opportunity for a special communion with their fellow members of the Body of Christ.  Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are at least 14 years of age, practicing Catholics in good standing with the Church, registered with the parish, and have received the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.  They are trained to assist with the distribution of the Eucharist. Attendance at two (of six) Eucharistic Formation Sessions are required per year.   Once trained, ministers are scheduled for at least two Masses per month. 


For more information, contact the coordinator Emma McMillan.



The JOY Ministry

is composed of Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion whose mission is to bring the grace and healing power of the Holy Eucharist to any sick or homebound parishioner who cannot attend Mass either regularly or temporarily.  They minister at local nursing homes, assisted living facilities, retirement venues, as well as visiting people in their homes.  All those willing to serve in this ministry must first be trained as Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. 


For information on serving in the JOY Ministry email Deacon Francis Roettinger or call 757-603-6989 ext. 2308.