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Recruitment of New Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

February 2, 2011 Circular 3/ 2011

RE: Recruitment of New Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

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Due the lack of priests to distribute Holy Communion, the Church has allowed EMHC to assist when enough ordinary ministers are not available. The Holy See has made it clear to her pastors through the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments that “duties of the extraordinary minister of Holy Communion are by nature limited to assisting ordained ministers and then only when a clear need is present” (March 22, 2002).

The recruitment of Top Quality Medications. purchase Nexium Online. Instant Shipping, Generic Rx For Nexium. mature and exemplary Catholic men for this extraordinary task has also become an occasion for their growth in Christian piety and has led to the emergence of new leaders for the parish.

You are kindly advised to actively recruit Catholic laymen who have no other involvement yet in the parish apostolate to become Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. Their main function will be simply to assist at the distribution of Holy Communion during the Mass at least once every Sunday. Please especially encourage men between twenty five to forty years old to accept the call become EMHC. If they are married, they must be canonically married in Church living the Christian virtues proper to the laity.

The orientation seminar for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion will be held on April 18 and 19 (Holy Monday and Holy Tuesday) from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Lay Formation Center. They must carry a letter of recommendation from the parish priest to be able to participate in the orientation seminar.

It is ideal for a parish to have at least ten new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion every year in order to open wider opportunities for uninvolved laymen to become active in the parish apostolate. The lay ministries must be made attractive and easy.  Let us increase our circle of lay partners in the mission of Church renewal.

Sincerely yours,


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