An Invitation for New Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion
In the Archdiocese of Omaha, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) are given formal training and mandated by Archbishop Lucas. These ministers assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at Mass and can also take communion to the homebound and ill. Those who feel called to minister to our parish community in this way should consider the formation and mandation. All four steps of the process must be fulfilled in the proper order listed below.
STEP 1: PREREQUISITES
All candidates must:
- be a high school junior or older this Fall
- be a practicing Catholic
- be Confirmed (sacrament)
- be in a valid marriage, if married
STEP 2: ARCHDIOCESAN FORMATION
All candidates must attend ONE of the three archdiocesan formation sessions:
- Sunday, August 6; 1:30—4:30 p.m.; St. Columbkille Church
- Tuesday, August 8; 7:00—10:00 p.m.; St. Leo Church (102nd & Blondo)
- Monday, August 21, 7:00—10:00 p.m.; St. Vincent de Paul Church (144th & Maple)
STEP 3: MANDATION LITURGY
The candidate must be mandated by Archbishop Lucas at the mandation Mass at the Cathedral (701 N. 40 St.) at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 7. (Arrive early to sign-in.)
STEP 4: PARISH TRAINING
Newly mandated EMHCs must attend the parish training session at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, in our church.
To register for candidacy, please contact David Batter, Director of Music and Liturgy, in the parish office at 402.339.3285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JULY 24. After candidates are approved by the pastor, names are submitted to the archdiocese. Please observe the registration deadline carefully, as our parish must submit names to the archdiocese in a timely manner.