Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion assist the Priest and Deacon by ministering the Precious Body and Blood at Mass. 

Initial training and ongoing formation sessions are required in order to participate in this ministry. After the training, we ask that you commit to one Mass approximately every three weeks. 

Any parishioner who has completed formation in the faith and has a desire to serve fellow parishioners can join this ministry.

You can also make a homebound parishioner’s week by taking them Holy Communion.  Encourage their spirit by relaying the Gospel and highlights from Sunday Mass.

Members of the Eucharistic Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick and Homebound visit the homebound or those in nursing homes, encourage them through prayer, and offer Communion. 

Contact John Sherwood at sacristan@stjameswv.org, homebound@stjameswv.org, or call (304) 725-5558.