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Extraordinary Ministers

Extraordinary Ministers

A Eucharistic minister, also known as a communion steward, is an individual that assists in the distribution of Holy Communion to the congregation of a Christian church.

  • REQUIREMENTS

    Eighteen years of age or older, known and recommended by the pastor, confirmed, and if married, in a valid Catholic marriage.   A love of the Eucharist is paramount.   An interview in person or by telephone with the coordinator would be necessary for anyone wishing to receive training and assignment.

  • MEETING INFORMATION

    Eucharistic Ministers are assigned on a monthly basis and usually at the Mass they prefer to attend.  The celebrant of the Mass has the primary function of distribution along with a deacon or any concelebrating priest.

  • TRAINING

    Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist (official title) are commissioned by the Archbishop and designated to assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.  Three times a year, a two-hour training session on a Sunday afternoon is offered by the Archdiocese of Hartford.  An additional training opportunity is offered in the New Haven area once during the summer months.

  • CONTACT INFORMATION

    Please contact the Parish Staff for additioanl information.

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