“The cup of blessing that we bless, is it not a sharing in the blood of Christ? The bread we break, is it not a sharing in the body of Christ?” (1 Corinthians 10:16)
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (your full title!) fulfill a special role in the celebration of the Mass: distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly. If you have a special devotion to the Eucharist, this may be the ministry that has the deepest significance for you. As the source and summit of our faith, the Eucharist calls for the utmost in care and reverence from those who assist in its distribution.
There is a need for more Communion Ministers than other Liturgical Ministers, simply because more of you are needed at any one Mass.
If you are interested in hospital ministry or in taking the Holy Eucharist to the homebound; you should plan on taking a Training Session for regular Communion Ministers. Even if you do not plan on being a Communion Minister at Mass, the information and video that are part of this session will give you greater insight and appreciation into this ministry and those who perform it.
Call the Liturgy Office for more information: (505) 298-9636.