Bringing Holy Communion to the sick and housebound.

Published on January 20, 2017

Eucharistic-MinisterAn Invitation for New Ministers of the Eucharist for Naas Parish. Would you like to become involved and to serve as a Eucharistic Minister? We need ministers for our masses but especially in caring for our sick, aged and housebound. Presently we have nearly 220 housebound people that need to be cared for.  There could be many more!  We owe it to them to care for their spiritual needs. Think about it and consider making a commitment to help. Talk it over with one of the clergy or one of the present ministers. Full training will be given.

Technical: An extraordinary minister of Holy Communion in the Catholic Church is under the Code of Canon Law, “an acolyte, or another of Christ’s faithful deputed”, in certain circumstances, to distribute Holy Communion The term “Extraordinary” distinguishes such a person from the ordinary (normal, regular) minister of Holy Communion, namely a bishop, priest or deacon. (Can 910)

Function: The extraordinary minister’s function is to distribute Holy Communion, either within Mass or by taking it to a sick, aged or housebound member.

Appointment: The local bishop, pastor or priest celebrant may delegate other lay Catholics for the function of Extraordinary minister of Communion.