Tom Becket
Jane Frances Chantal

When the needs of the Church require, and when sufficient ordinary Ministers (priests and deacons) of Holy Communion are not available, lay people designated by the Bishop may distribute Holy Communion at Mass and in other appropriate situations. Formal training, conducted by the Diocese, is required prior to serving in this ministry.

Purpose: Assist in the distribution of Holy Communion during liturgies.

  • Responsibilities:  Fulfill daily or monthly assignments.
  • Helpful Attributes:  Strong commitment to Christ and the Church as evidenced by a life lived in conformity with all that the Church teaches.
  • Time Commitment:  Varies
  • Training Required:  Diocesan training required
  • Fingerprinting Required:  Yes