Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion distribute the Body of Christ during Mass as well as to parishioners who are sick, homebound and who reside in area nursing homes. Being an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion requires a commitment to serve one another.
During special liturgical events they may also distribute the Blood of Christ, Ashes on Ash Wednesday and assist with the Blessings of the Throats. Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are certified through the Diocese of Providence for a renewable five-year term.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion join in the procession at the beginning and end of Mass. When proceeding to the altar, the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion, wearing approved attire, walks behind the Lector and upon reaching the altar makes a profound bow with the others and returns to his/her pew.
If you are interested in becoming an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion and have completed the Sacraments of Initiation, and live in accordance to the teachings of the Catholic Church, please contact the Parish Office. Training will be provided.
If you or someone you know is sick and/or homebound and would like to receive Holy Communion, please contact the Parish Office at (401)-568-2411 to arrange to have a visit from an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.