Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

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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. Questions: [email protected]

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