Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Since 1973, the Holy Father has given bishops permission to appoint extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs). Whenever there is no ordinary minister (priest or deacon), or not enough ordinary ministers to serve the faithful, extraordinary ministers may assist in the distribution of the Eucharist so that the liturgical celebration will not be unduly prolonged. The EMHC is given permission by the Bishop, through the pastor to exercise this ministry.

The purpose of this ministry is to assist with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at all Masses. This is one of the most important ministries of the church. To become an EMHC, those interested must have an interview with the Pastor, be confirmed, and either eighteen (18) years of age, or a High School Senior, in good standing with the Catholic Church, have a desire and dedication to share in the ministry of the Eucharist and a willingness to share Christ in this form with others. All efforts are made to have at least 2-3 trainings a year. Training could be either on a Saturday (all day) or two nights (3-4 hours each night). There are no regular group meetings, but once an EMHC, you are asked to be committed to the ministry. This means to be dressed appropriately and to be on time to serve at your assigned Mass. You are also asked to be available to substitute or to help at special Masses.

For more information, contact Connie Govea at (281) 438-2629.

El propósito de este ministerio es ayudar a distribuir el Cuerpo y la Sangre de Cristo durante la Misa. Para llegar a ser un MESC, esos interesado deben tener una entrevista con el Pastor, ser confirmado y tener una posición buena con la iglesia católica, y tiene el deseo y la dedicación para compartir en el ministerio de la Eucaristía y un consentimiento para compartir a Cristo en esta forma con otros. Todos los esfuerzos son hechos para tener por lo menos 2-3 instrucciones al año. Las instrucciones podrían ser o en un sábado (todo el día) o dos noches (3-4 horas cada noche). La última parte de la instrucción es una entrevista con el Pastor o el Diácono. No hay reuniones regulares de grupo, pero una vez que un MESC, es pedido ser cometido al ministerio. Esto significa estar vestidos apropiadamente y ser puntuales a su misa asignada. Usted también es pedido estar disponible para sustituir o estar disponible para ayudar en Misas especiales.

Eva Pedraza – (281) 438-1421