The Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion (EMHC) is a lay person who assists the priests and deacons in the distribution of Holy Communion. This ministry of and to the faithful occurs when there are insufficient clergy to administer Communion because of the size of our parish.
Any baptized and confirmed member of the parish community is encouraged to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion. One needs to attend a training session, have a willingness to spiritually prepare before Mass, and be willing to grow in in their faith and ministry.
Training sessions are generally available on an on-going basis but may be impacted by the current COVID19 restrictions. If you are interested in becoming an EMHC, please email Sue Wilson.
To Learn More
Informational Video on the History and Theology of EMHC
Please note, this is an educational/instructional video from the Archdiocese of New York which gives basic information important for those interested in being an EMHC. This video does not include the particular practical training needed to serve as an EMHC at SJCC which vary by diocese and parish.