Pope John Paul II said:
“The Eucharist is the outstanding moment of encounter with the Living Christ.”
Jesus said to His disciples:
“Take this bread and eat it: this is my body… Drink this cup… for this is my blood of the covenant…”
Matthew 26: 26-28
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion have the special call and responsibility of assisting the priest and deacon with the distribution of the Body and Blood of Christ at weekend Masses, daily Masses, weddings, and funerals.
A training session is required to become an Extraordinary Minister.