“The faithful who are special ministers of communion must be persons whose good qualities of Christian life, faith, and morals recommend them. Let them strive to be worthy of this great office, foster their own devotion to the Eucharist, and show an example to the rest of the faithful by their own devotion and reverence toward the most august sacrament of the altar.” (Immensae caritatis, #1/VI)
Early Christians called the Eucharist “the breaking of the bread.” When Pope John Paul II declared the Year of the Eucharist, he called the Eucharist “the Soul and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church.” Ministers of the Eucharist are called to serve the very life of the Church, the loving Body and Blood of Christ, by bringing the Eucharist to their fellow parishioners at daily and weekend Masses. Eucharistic Ministers serve the parish community by sharing with them the mystery that makes us one.
Eucharistic Ministers serve at the Mass that they generally attend each weekend, and usually serve about once a month. Trained Eucharistic Ministers are mandated by the Diocese of Fort Worth Office of Divine Worship to serve as Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist for a definite time period. If you have questions about being a Eucharistic Minister (Communion Minister) or if you know that you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, please contact the liturgy office.
Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion for the Care of the Sick – these ministers take communion to the sick and dying.