Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is a person authorized to distribute holy communion in special circumstances and is commissioned to do so by the local parish priest in a rite that takes place in the presence of people during Mass or outside of Mass.
The most visible role of these ministers is the distribution of communion and precious blood during the Eucharist, as well as bringing communion to the sick and shut-ins of the parish. At most Masses 7 eucharistic ministers (EM's) participate, requiring the faithful services of 35 ministers every week.
This ministry requires special and specific training and commitment. At St. Pius this ministry is headed by Deacon Stacy Millsap.
If you feel called to assist in this ministry, please contact Deacon Stacy Millsap at the parish office at (361)993-4053 or email email@example.com.
Things to remember:
When you are serving to please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
If unable to serve at assigned Mass, it is your responsbility to find a replacement.