Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (often referred to “extraordinary minister” or EM) are laypersons who are commissioned by the Church to distribute Holy Communion either during Mass or in bringing it to the sick. This ministry is for confirmed Catholics in full communion with the Church. The term “extraordinary” distinguishes such a person from the ordinary minister of Holy Communion, namely, a bishop, priest or deacon.

EMs will receive initial hands-on training which includes both the theology and spirituality of the ministry as well as its practical aspects.

Formation in these ministries is an ongoing process. Annual half-day retreats are held to explore aspects of the spirituality of the ministries, to discuss practical matters and just to continue to build these important communities.

Formal but flexible scheduling enables ministers and parish staff to effectively manage these important ministries.

The Sunday Eucharist is the most important activity of our worshiping community. The following guidelines help us manifest the importance of the action we are engaged in.See Guidelines for Extraordinary Ministers of the Holy Communion.

To find out more about potential involvement contact Marivic Matias at (510) 388-4286 or by emailing mpmatias@pacbell.net.

Upcoming Events

Jul
8
Fri
7:30 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Jul 8 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Friday, December 3 after the 7am mass. La Adoración del Santísimo Sacramento se reanudará el viernes 3 de diciembre después de...
Jul
15
Fri
7:30 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Jul 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Friday, December 3 after the 7am mass. La Adoración del Santísimo Sacramento se reanudará el viernes 3 de diciembre después de...
Jul
17
Sun
9:00 am Registration for First Communion... @ CCD Room across from the Church
Registration for First Communion... @ CCD Room across from the Church
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Next REGISTRATIONS for First Communion and Confirmation for high school students will be on Sunday, July 17 from 9am – 1pm in the CCD Room directly across from the Church. ...
Jul
22
Fri
7:30 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Jul 22 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Friday, December 3 after the 7am mass. La Adoración del Santísimo Sacramento se reanudará el viernes 3 de diciembre después de...
Jul
29
Fri
7:30 am Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament
Jul 29 @ 7:30 am – 8:00 am
The Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will resume on Friday, December 3 after the 7am mass. La Adoración del Santísimo Sacramento se reanudará el viernes 3 de diciembre después de...
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