Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

 Eucharistic Ministers pray before serving at their Mass.

 "Are the faithful aware...

that by virtue of Baptism they are made part of a royal priesthood... deputed for worship... to partake of the one priesthood of Christ... to offer themselves... a living and holy sacrifice... that they too, in union with the priest, offer their own lives together with Christ's sacrifice of Himself to the Father?"2004 USCCB

 

 "In every celebration of the Eucharist there should be a sufficient number of ministers of Holy Communion so that it may be distributed in a reverent and orderly manner... the priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, i.e., duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been deputed for this purpose..." USCCB

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are lay ministers, who have been commissioned by the Bishop of Orlando to assist the priest in distributing Holy Communion at Mass. 

 New Minister Training September 24 -  9 am to 12 pm. English and Spanish

 

Prior Registration is mandatory to attend per Diocesan policy. NO WALK IN REGISTRATION

Contact Laurie Spang, (863)294-3144 ext 225

 "The Eucharist constitutes the very life of the Church, for the Lord said, I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me shall ever be hungry, no one who believes in me shall ever thirst." 

  

Requirements

Must be in full communion with the Church and its teachings on faith, morals, marriage (if applicable) and lifestyle and must be able to participate in the Sacrament themselves.

Must have completed the Sacraments of Initiation.
Must frequent the Sacrament of Reconciliation and have a devotion to Eucharistic Adoration.

Responsibilities:

Ministers must attend an initial three hour workshop offered through the Diocesan Office of Liturgy followed by local training and parish walk-through.  Ongoing education strongly encouraged.  Mandates are renewed every two years following re-certification training.


Time Commitment:

Varies

Coordinators:


Bonnie Strine                          4:30 pm Saturday Vigil Mass
Barbara Levay                             8:00  am Sunday Mass
Ron & Mary Jane Murczek      10:00 am Sunday Mass
Butch & Karen Deese              11:45 am Sunday Mass 
Michael Florian                       5:30 pm Sunday Spirit Mass