Eucharistic Ministers

Home / Worship / Eucharistic Ministers

Saint Peter Extraordinary Ministers of Communion

Thank you for your interest in serving as an Extraordinary Minister of Communion at Saint Peter Church!

This is a ministry of lay men and women who receive parish training. Eucharistic ministers help with the distribution of Holy Communion at daily and weekend Masses.

In addition, opportunities exist to bring the Eucharist to the sick, elderly, or homebound.

Why “extraordinary” minister?  Upon their ordination, priests and deacons become “ordinary” ministers of Communion.

Extraordinary Ministers are laypersons who distribute Communion in addition to priests and deacons.

Ministers of Holy Communion 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 which we believe is the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist. 

What Are the Ministry Requirements?

  • Registered parishioner.
  • Reverence for the Eucharist.                                                                        
  • Desire to share the Gift of the Eucharist with others.
  • Willingness to serve at daily, Saturday vigil or Sunday Mass
  • High School graduate

How does the Eucharistic Minister schedule work?

  • The schedule is flexible and can be worked into your weekly Mass attendance schedule.
  • At Saint Peter Church Eucharistic Ministers self schedule to serve on the Ministry Scheduler Pro Website or App. 
  • If something comes up and you cannot serve at a Mass you signed up for, the Ministry Scheduler allows for you to cancel and ask for a substitute.

I’m interested. What is the next step in the process?

If you feel called to serve, please contact Austin at

You will be asked to attend a training session which will be scheduled at Saint Peter Church.

Thank you  for your interest!  Current Extraordinary Ministers of Communion share their testimonies below:

“I have been an EM visiting the nursing area and assisted living areas of Tel Hai each month for over 20 years. I am happy to be able to bring Christ to the men and women there.   I receive so much from them in hearing of their devotion to the faith, learning about their families and careers and seeing them age hopefully and gracefully. Taking Christ along for these visits is a two way blessing.” Carole

“Being a Eucharistic Minister helps me to fully participate in Mass” Charles

“My love for Jesus makes me want to share him with everyone.  I love seeing the reflection of the love of Jesus in the eyes of those receiving Holy Communion.” Monica

“As a Eucharistic Minister I see the Sacrament of Holy Communion  from a completely different perspective. Witnessing the faith on the faces of other parishioners encourages me in my own faith. It is an honor and a blessing to serve at Mass.” Camille

“ Being a Eucharistic Minister helps me to participate actively in the Mass. It has increased my understanding of the Sacrament of Holy Communion.” Kevin