EXTRAORDINARY MINISTRY OF HOLY COMMUNION
Eucharist is the most important sacrament and the center of faith itself.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church calls the Eucharist “the source and summit of Christian life” (1324) and “the sum and summary of our faith” (1327). All other works of the Church spring from it: “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.” (1324)
Other than priests and deacons, only one other group of people has the extraordinary privilege of distributing the Eucharist to the faithful at Mass or, if needed, in their homes, assisted care facilities or hospitals. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion through their own devotion to the sacrament, feel called to share it with others who need this vital spiritual and sacramental gift.
To volunteer for this ministry please contact the Parish Office at 952-473-4422.
Protecting Vulnerable Adults
Many people give of their time and talent in parish ministry to our brothers and sisters who are elderly, suffering from illness or living with disability. In order to ensure clear understanding of roles and boundaries, proper screening, and good support for those engaging in ministry with vulnerable adults, the archdiocese requires all Assisted Care Facility, Homebound and Hospital Eucharistic Minister volunteers who have either regular or unsupervised interaction with vulnerable adults must complete the Essential 3 requirements.