Liturgy of the Eucharist, Liturgical Catechesis
The gift of being able to bring Jesus to the people of God
begins with a humble willingness to be the servant.
Augustine of Hippo: Becoming and Being the Body of Christ
"Believers show they know the Body of Christ if they do not neglect to be the Body of Christ. Let them become the Body of Christ. It is for this that the Apostle Paul, expounding on this bread, says: 'Because the loaf of bread is one, we, many though we are, are one body' (I Cor 10:17). O sacrament of devotion! O sign of unity! O bond of charity!"
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are responsible for assisting priests and deacons, who are the ordinary ministers, in distributing communion when needed. The gift of being able to bring Jesus to the people of God begins with a humble willingness to be the servant. The role of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion seems simple enough: to minister the Body and Blood of Christ to the faithful at mass. More deeply, their role is to take on Christ’s likeness by strengthening their faith from within and sharing it with others at communion. We, the entire body of Christ, continue to be strengthened through the sacrament to become more like Christ.
It is humbling when you realize the vessel you hold contains Our Lord and you are only the servant. Are you willing to share yourself and to serve others?
Prerequisite: Ages 18+ as appointed by pastor and Ages 16-18 with special consideration by the pastor.
Time Commitment: 2 hours when you serve at Saturday anticipatory or Sunday mass (includes time for prayer and preparation ahead of mass, and purifying vessels and cleanup after mass)
The Parish Office 403-257-6054