Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the Ordinary Ministers of Communion (clergy) at Mass in the distribution of The Body and Blood of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. The number of ministers allows us to be flexible with an individual's schedule for Sunday Mass. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are parishioners who upon recommendation of the pastor are mandated for a year or more by the Bishop to distribute the Holy Eucharist during Mass or at other designated times and places. The privilege of distributing the Eucharist applies only within our parish boundaries and is open to both lay women and men. To be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, you must be at least 18 years old, and have received all the sacraments of initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist.
If you are in need of an Extraordinary Ministers or would like to become one, please contact Tom Lee at (732) 495-7650.