Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMs), help distribute Holy Communion to the faithful at all Masses. During the Lamb of God and Sign of Peace, they approach the Altar, clean their hands, and prepare the vessels for Holy Communion. They then receive Holy Communion themselves, before proceeding to their designated spots for the distribution of Holy Communion to the faithful. EMs prepare prior to the Mass by readying the vessels, estimating how much Blessed Sacrament there is available in the Tabernacle, and counting the number of people in the Congregation.
If you are interested in becoming an EM, please contact Deacon Al Censullo: DeaconAl@stmaryny.org
To read a summary guide and checklist, please click here: Extraordinary Minister of the Holy Communion Checklist
To view a training video, please click play below: