Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion

Confirmed parish members are invited to participate in this very special ministry of distributing the Precious Body and Blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. Many Extraordinary Ministers are needed to distribute at weekend Masses, seasonal celebrations such as Holy Week, Easter Vigil, Easter, and Christmas as well as at funerals and weddings, if requested. Training is held in the late Fall and then participants indicate their preferred Mass time and are scheduled as such for several months at a time. After training their names are then sent to the Bishop of the Diocese of Davenport to be commissioned for a 3-year period of time and receive a certificate. Parish guidelines ask that Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion get a replacement minister if they are unable to attend their scheduled Mass time. Diocesan policy requires that Extraordinary Ministers attend a training session yearly to keep up-to-date on current distribution guidelines as set forth by the parish and/or diocese.

Contact Cheryl Schropp, Ministry Leader
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