Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are commissioned to assist in the in the preparation for the celebration of mass and in the distribution of communion. Commissioning is for a renewable period of three years. Coordinator – Heather Schilling
Rising from the waters of Baptism, we are…each one of us…are named as witnesses to the whole of Christ’s Paschal Mystery: his suffering, dying and rising.
All of us are called to give thanks and praise to God for all he has done to us. All of us are called to live our thanksgiving by doing the work of justice and mercy in our own respective way. Whatever our individual vocation, it is our Baptism that identifies us as one who shares in the Lord’s ministry.
Spirituality can be defined as the skillful effort to become present to the Sacred. The Lord Jesus has revealed to us the height and breadth of the Sacred and we are invited to experience the whole of this reality:
+ the mystery of Christ’s dying and rising
+ the Spirit moving us to prayer
+ the enduring presence of Christ in the Body
+ the gift of self, on behalf of the poor, that we share with the Lord
THE BAPTISMAL MINISTRY OF THE TABLE
Yours is a share in the work of the Spirit, who makes us one bread, one body. Yours is a service at the Lord’s reconciling table. You minister holy food to holy people in the holiest of all Communions. Yours is the ministry of the One who is broken and poured out for our sake.
Come to your ministry from your personal prayer, praying that the Lord will heal your brokenness as you break and pour out yourselves to others. Learn to love the Eucharist you minister. Let it heal the hurt your heart is slow to acknowledge.
Reverence those whom you serve as you would reverence the Sacrament you minister.
When you minister to family and friends, remember that the greatest bond you share is in the Lord. When you minister to strangers, reverence them as you would your closest friend. When you minister to those with whom you are at odds, reverence them as the Lord does with you in your sinfulness. Remember that your holiness is the work of the Lord within you.
Take delight in the communion you share and rejoice in the work the Lord accomplishes in you, for through you the Lord saves His people.
WEEKEND MASSES PROTOCOL
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS PROTOCOL
EMHC Appointment St. Anthony’s Calgary November 2019
EMHC Appointment St. Anthony’s Calgary January 2020