Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC)

The Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) envision to become the living presence of God through sharing the Body and Blood of Christ to fellow worshippers in the assembly and those who are sick and the homebound. We commit ourselves to bear witness to Christ’s love, compassion and self-giving as we build a community and serve the people of God, deepen our life of prayer and commitm1ent through active participation in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist, renewals and devotions; attend trainings and on-going formation which will equip and enhance us for the ministry.

            EMHC receive spiritual, theological and practical preparation to fulfill their role, with knowledge and reverence. They show the greatest reverence for the Most Holy Eucharist by their demeanor, their attire and the manner in which they handle the consecrated bread and wine.

            EMHC work collaboratively with other ministries in all liturgical celebrations, whether at diocesan or parish functions. This ministry meets quarterly, or as a need arises. The members are encouraged and/or required to attend recollections being offered to them to be able to renew their commitment every year.

            This ministry is always welcoming anyone who would be willing to commit themselves in sharing the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus Christ to others. If interested in becoming a part of this ministry, you may approach any of the Extraordinary Ministers or call and leave a message with the parish office at (808) 521-1700.

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