Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the priest in giving Communion to the assembly. They may also take Communion to the sick and elderly at home or in hospitals. (Immensae Caritatis, 1)

Training

In the first half of each year the Archdiocesan Centre for Liturgy offers a number of regional workshops for new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion preparing to be commissioned on the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

Selection Criteria

The selection of Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is a parish initiative and responsibility. An individual should be invited by the parish priest or by a delegated member of his pastoral team.

A public call for volunteers is not recommended, since to refuse an individual’s offer may be pastorally difficult. Those invited into this ministry must be baptized practising Catholics.

Ongoing Formation

It will be to the advantage to Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to have practical rehearsal training from time to time and to be kept abreast of training being given to respective groups.

Parish Resources

Rite of Commissioning

The Rite of Commissioning in parishes for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion.

Parish Second Session

Outline for a session to be conducted in the parish for new Extraordinary Ministers.

Ministry Review Sheet

Ministry Review Sheet for Extraordinary Ministers to gauge their ministry.

Ever Ancient Ever New

New posture and new gesture: some implications for our Eucharistic Liturgies.

Information Sheet

Useful information Sheet for new Ministers

Re-Commissioning Certificate

Re-commissioning certificate

Archdiocese Guidelines

Guidelines for Acolytes, Altar Servers and Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion

These guidelines are offered as the fruit of the experience of the Perth Church in regard to the development of the ministries of Altar Servers, Extraordinary Ministers of the Eucharist and Acolytes

Training

Training Sessions

The Centre for Liturgy will hold 2 hour training session for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion in 2018. Registrations for sessions are subject to approval from your Parish Priest.  Registration forms will be sent to your parish priest.