This special ministry is a blessing to all who participate. The ministers assist the priests with the distribution of Communion, under both species, to parishioners at Mass and to the sick and shut-ins in their homes. Those taking Communion to the shut-ins must have a pyx and must carry the pyx in a pouch around the neck and go directly from the church to the shut-in.

Certification through a diocesan workshop is required after registration and approval of the pastor. A deep desire to serve the community is a prerequisite for this ministry, as well as having an understanding of the solemn and holy duty this entails.

Ministers are needed at Saturday 4:00PM vigil, Sunday 8:00AM, 9:30AM, and 11:00AM Masses when the Body of Christ is distributed.

The ministers are assigned to Sunday Masses, with a schedule being e-mailed each month. If ministers are unable to serve at the Mass to which they been assigned, they are required to get a substitute.

All ministers must be able to ascend and descend the altar steps without difficulty.
If you are a parishioner in good standing, and wish to apply to become a minister of the Eucharist, you may call the Parish office at (504) 393-2334 for more information.

Due to social distancing and Covid19, Eucharistic Ministers will NOT process at the beginning or end of Mass with the Altar Servers and the Priest. Eucharistic Ministers will go up after the Our Father. Thank you!

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