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Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are adult parish members who are selected by the pastor, approved by the bishop, trained in their duties, and then installed in this ministry for a period of 3 years. With the approval of the pastor and the bishop, their appointments may be renewed in 3-year increments. Typically, this ministry involves assisting in administering Holy Communion to the faithful who are in attendance at our parish Masses. For some*, it may also involve taking the Blessed Sacrament to people in medical facilities or private homes.
As parish volunteers, each must annually sign the “Agreement Form for Volunteers,” stating they will abide by the “Diocesan Code of Pastoral Conduct for Volunteers.”
*Those extraordinary ministers who will be bringing Holy Communion to people in hospitals, nursing homes, other residential facilities, and/or in private homes, must also complete a VIRTUS® awareness session and submit to a police background check.
Adult parishioners discerning a call to this ministry may contact the Faith Formation & Communications Office: 920.437.0651. Training and Orientation will be provided.