Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

For I was hungry and you gave me food,
I was thirsty and you gave me drink,
a stranger and you welcomed me,
naked and you clothed me,
ill and you cared for me,
in prison and you visited me.
– Matthew 25:35-36, NAB

While bishops, priests, deacons and acolytes are the Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, there are instances when assisting ministers are called to help in distributing communion. For example: unduly long communion lines, inability of the priest to distribute communion, bringing communion to the sick. Communion ministers must be baptized and confirmed, and are in good standing in the church. Formation, training and certification is provided.

For more information, please contact Father Edison @ (315) 594-9430.

Parish Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

EMHC at Mass

Diocesan Guidelines on the Administration of the Sacraments

Order of the Mass

General Instruction of the Roman Missal

Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy