Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister of Holy Communion to the Homebound
The Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound has a deep faith in Our Lord Jesus’ Real Presence in the Eucharist. They are an appointed minister who brings Holy Communion to the sick, elderly, and infirmed parishioners who are unable to attend the celebration of Mass.
An Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister to the Homebound is one who:
• Is a trained Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister who is a practicing Catholic in full communion with the Church, who has received First Holy Communion, Confirmation and is in good moral character.
• Visits the Homebound and shares conversation about parish and community life, prays, reads sacred scripture, and distributes Holy Communion.
• The Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister arranges a mutual time with the parishioner for the home visit.
• Training for Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministry to the Homebound is provided as needed throughout the year.
• All Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers to the Homebound/ 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 important 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]