An extraordinary minister of Holy Communion is a term used in the Roman Catholic Church for lay people who assist in distributing Communion to members of the congregation during celebrations of the Mass, holy days of obligation, and other special celebrations of the Eucharist.

Registered members of the Sacred Heart, who are confirmed men, women, teens and young adult volunteers will attend training before being commissioned to serve. Once commissioned, volunteers are able to select preferred Mass times and days.

Time commitment of volunteers: 

  • the initial training
  • arrive at least fifteen minutes before the Mass 

Those willing and able may volunteer to serve the parish community by bringing the Eucharist to those who are unable to attend church because of illness or infirmity. (These individuals are a part of a subsection of this ministry & referred to the appropriate leader)