Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

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The administration of Holy Communion at Mass is an important liturgical ministry of the parishes. In addition to bringing the sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ to the people of God, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion witness to faith in the real presence of Christ by their actions and by the dignity and reverence with which they treat the Body of Christ.

Those who wish to undertake this ministry are to be fully initiated, active members of the parish. They should be of sufficient age (at least 15 years old), maturity and temperament to serve in this ministry. They must have no impediment to receiving Holy Communion and be participating in the sacramental life of the Church.

They must complete and keep current on the Diocesan Safe Environment Certification and commit to on-going training, spiritual enrichment, and catechetical formation.

There is a specific process set forth by the Diocese of Orlando in order to be mandated by the Bishop to serve as an EMHC.

Time commitment:
          1 – four-hour Diocesan Training
          2 – one-hour on-going formation sessions per year
          Serves 1 – 2 Masses per month

Please contact Jodie Tully in the parish office for more information.