"There are different kinds of spiritual gifts but the same Spirit; there are different forms of service but the same Lord..."
(1 Cor. 12:4)
The role Extraordinary Minister of Holy Comunion, like all roles of service, is a true ministry, called forth from those who have the special gifts for that ministry. The ministry of the Eucharist is a ministry of gift-giving. It should therefore, be a ministry for those who themselves are loving, generous, and self-giving people. the ministry of the Eucharist is also a ministry of welcoming. It should therefore, be a ministry for those who are warm and accepting, who can look each person in the eye comfortably, and who can welcome all without judging any.
The person called to be an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion should have a sense of reverence for the Eucharist that is obvious to all through their demeanor, their attire, and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread and wine. Through their example, the Extraordinary Minister encourages an equal reverence in those receiving communion.
Qualified persons for this ministry must receive an indult from the Bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord through the Secretariat for Worship and Liturgical Formation. The indult is for a particular parish or cluster and valid for a period of three years. The indult becomes null if the person changes parishes/clusters and must be renewed through the new parish community.
Please check "Documents and Schedules" for
Minister Duties and Requirements.
On the home page.