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Through the gift of ministry, the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, is commissioned to serve Christ’s Church through bringing the gift of Jesus Christ himself to his brothers and sisters, joining him in a life poured out in loving service of his kingdom.

  • Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion at Mass – The minister serves Christ present in the assembly by ministering his Body and Blood to their brothers and sisters. 
  • Ministry to the Sick and Housebound – Eucharist ministers also serve the unity of the worshipping community by taking Communion to those members who are prevented by sickness, old age, or other cause from taking part in the gathering for Mass.

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Links

Sacramentum Caritatis (2007) -  Pope Benedict XVI in this exhortation explores the Eucharist as the ‘Sacrament of Charity’ -  http://www.vatican.va/content/benedict-xvi/en/apost_exhortations/documents/hf_ben-xvi_exh_20070222_sacramentum-caritatis.html