There are two workshops scheduled for all Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion who serve at weekend Masses: Tuesday, May 15 and Thursday, May 17 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the church. At these workshops procedures will be reviewed and questions answered. These workshops are for all Ministers who are currently serving here at St. Stephen’s.
Attendance at only one of the two workshops is required. Please RSVP to Amanda Lutes or call her at 763-712-7458.
Those who might be considering the ministry of Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion are encouraged to contact Amanda as well. Ministers are always needed for all Masses here. Anyone interested in serving will be put in touch with one of the priests for a meeting. If that person discerns that they are ready to serve after this meeting, one of the priests will have a formal commissioning session for them. This commissioning session usually takes place after one of the weekend Masses. Then the new minister will be paired with an experienced minister for some mentoring and training. New ministers will be encouraged to attend the trainings in May as well.
Persons who have been appointed to be Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion are necessarily to be duly instructed and should distinguish themselves by their Christian life, faith and morals. Let them strive to be worthy of this great office; let them cultivate devotion to the Holy Eucharist and show themselves as an example of piety and reverence for this Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. (Pope Paul VI – Immensae Caritatits)