Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion( EMHC) hold a position of honor and privilege of assisting the Priest in distributing the Body and Blood of Jesus to the community during Mass.  Often times this proximity to Jesus leads to a deeper understanding of the liturgy and growth in love for Jesus in the Eucharist

Qualifications for the ministry include:

  • Must be a practicing Catholic and fully initiated (Baptized, Confirmed and First Holy Communion)

  • Registered parishioner of Our Lady of the Pines

  • 16 years or older with a mature demeanor and a willingness to serve fellow parishioners

  • Attend scheduled training and ongoing formation opportunities

  • After attending training, EMHC's are approved and mandated by the Bishop for the current ministry period

  Questions about being an EMHC?  Click here to send an email to one of our servant leaders.