EMHC

Director: Simone Zimmer
Contact: Call Parish Office

The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, also referred to as EMHC’s, are a special ministry that assists the priest with the distribution of Holy Communion. The GIRM describes the functions and reason for EMHC’s when it states, “162. In the distribution of Communion the Priest may be assisted by other Priests who happen to be present. If such Priests are not present and there is a truly large number of communicants, the Priest may call upon extraordinary ministers to assist him, that is, duly instituted acolytes or even other faithful who have been duly deputed for this purpose. In case of necessity, the Priest may depute suitable faithful for this single occasion. These ministers should not approach the altar before the Priest has received Communion, and they are always to receive from the hands of the Priest Celebrant the vessel containing the species of the Most Holy Eucharist for distribution to the faithful.”

The coordinator of the EMHC’s is Simone Zimmer. If you are interested in joining the EMHC’s or for further information, please contact the Parish Office at (909) 591-7400.