They said to him, "Lord, give us this bread always." Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst." John 6:34-35
"I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh." John 6:48-52
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC), previously called Eucharistic Ministers, are those who assist with the distribution of Communion, both the Body and Blood of Christ, at all Masses on Sundays, holydays, and weekdays. A training session is held periodically for those wishing to serve in this ministry.
Ministers serve at whichever Mass they attend by signing in and distributing Communion at the various stations as needed. "Captains" are scheduled for Sunday liturgies to help ensure coordination.
For Homebound Parishioners: Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion also have the opportunity to volunteer to take Communion to the homebound on the First Friday of every month. Calls are made from the Parish Office to schedule visits and each EMHC is given several persons to visit. A training session prepares the volunteer for this special ministry. They are normally scheduled to visit 3 or 4 persons after the 9:00 am Mass on the First Friday of the month. For additional information please contact the Parish Office at (313) 278-5555.