Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion
Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers have a deep faith in Our Lord Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist. They assist in the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass.
An Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister is a lay person, age 16 or older who:
• Is a practicing Catholic in full communion with the Church, who has received First Holy Communion, Confirmation and is in good moral character.
• If married, must be in a valid marriage according to the laws of the Catholic Church.
• Demonstrates a deep reverence for and devotion to the Eucharistic.
• Participates regularly in the liturgical and sacramental life of the Church.
• The Term of Service is 1-3 years. Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers serve at Mass twice a month. At the end of your term you will be asked to step down for 1 year so others may serve.
• Training sessions for Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers are held in the Fall.
• All Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers/ volunteers attend one session of VIRTUS® Protecting God's Children, sign a Code of Conduct and complete a yearly CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) form as mandated by the Archdiocese of Boston.
Please prayerfully consider this ministry.
If you are interested in volunteering for this ministry or would like more information please contact Teresa Doyle Smith, Pastoral Associate at the Rectory (781-878-0160) or email Teresa at: [email protected]