As we approach the Feast of Pentecost we are reminded that all ministries in the Church are prompted by the Holy Spirit and flow from a person’s response to their own baptismal calling to spread the Good News and build up the Body of Christ. The focus of all liturgical ministry is to assist people’s communion with God through their fruitful participation in the worship of the Church.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the Bishop, Priest or Deacon in the distribution of Holy Communion both within the Celebration of Mass and in taking Holy Communion to the sick and the housebound in their local community. It is important that Extraordinary ministers deepen their own faith in the Eucharist and exercise their ministry with dignity and reverence.
To help parishes train new Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion there will be a training day on 3 June at the Pastoral Centre 10:00-3:30. The day will conclude with Bishop Ralph commissioning the new ministers during Mass at St Charles at 4:00 pm.
If you feel that called to exercise this or any other Ministry then please speak to your parish priest and ask how best you can use the gifts that the Holy Spirit has given to you to serve in your parish community.
Registrations to attend the training session must be made via your parish priest.