An Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is, under the Code of Canon Law, "an acolyte, or another of Christ's faithful deputed", in certain circumstances, to distribute Holy Communion. The term "extraordinary" distinguishes such a person from the ordinary (regular) minister of Holy Communion, namely a bishop, priest or deacon. This ministry is in place to assist our priest in the distribution of communion within the Mass, as well as to those unable to attend Mass. The need is great to share the most precious Body of Christ.
Feeling called to become an EMHC? The Diocese of Madison is offering a workshops on March 15th at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 2116 Hollister Avenue, Madison, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.