Your willingness to serve as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion here at All Souls reflects not only response to your Baptismal call to serve the people of God, but a commitment to Christ through serving Him and His people. You offer the Eucharist, recognize the Body of Christ in those to whom you offer Eucharist and ultimately you act as the Body of Christ by fully participating in the life of the parish and the wider community. Your willingness to commit, to prepare properly for your service and to arrive on time dressed appropriately for your assigned Mass, further reflects that commitment.
The requirement to become an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion is to be a Baptized and Confirmed Catholic, fifteen years of age or older.
In every celebration of the Eucharist, there should always be a sufficient number of ministers for the distribution of the Eucharist. Priority is always given to ordinary ministers (bishops, priests, deacons) and auxiliary ministers (instituted acolytes). When there are large numbers of the faithful present and there are insufficient ordinary and auxiliary members at hand, special or extraordinary ministers properly appointed beforehand should assist in the distribution of Communion.
Once trained and commissioned in this ministry, you will be scheduled on a rotation basis to serve at the Mass you have indicated. You have accepted the privilege of assisting in the distribution of Holy Eucharist! God bless your efforts!
For more information on how to be an Extraordinary Minister of Communion, to serve the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass, to the sick and home-bound, please contact the coordinators.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Coordinator: (English) Lupe Valencia (626) 281-3042
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion Coordinator: (Spanish) Humberto Gutierrrez (626) 281-0466