We are called to help with the distribution of the Eucharist at all weekend & weekday Masses. Contact Keith Schwaner at 404-735-1509. We also bring Eucharist to the ill members of the parish (see Communion to the Sick Ministry).
"The following resources are intended primarily for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMoHC) but are extremely useful for anyone who desires to learn more about the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on the Eucharist."
SJN EMoHC registration form: EM-Interview-Form.PDF
1. Lives a Christian life rooted in faith, hope and love
2. Deeply appreciates the Eucharist and celebrates the sacrament regularly and reverently
3. An example of Christian discipleship in the Parish
4. If married: validly married in accordance with Catholic Church law
5. Age 18 or older and having received the Sacrament of Confirmation. Age 16-17 with the approval from the Parish Office.
If you are interested in becoming a Minister to the Sick please also attend this session.
During Initial Certification Training, EMoHC should Read:
- Archbishop Donoghue’s Pastoral Letter on the Eucharist, “Rejoice in the Lord Always!” 1993
- General Instruction of the Roman Missal (GIRM) nos. 1-26, Preamble and Chapter I– “The Importance and Dignity of the Eucharistic Celebration”
- Norms nos. 1-21, Part I – “Holy Communion: The Body and Blood of the Lord Jesus”
- “The Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Eucharist: Basic Questions and Answers”
After Initial Certification Training, EMoHC should read:
- Catechism of the Catholic Church nos. 1322-1419
- Pope John Paul II’s Encyclical Letter, “On the Eucharist in Its Relationship to the Church” (“Ecclesia de Eucharistia”) 2003
- Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, “On the Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist” (“Dominicae Cenae”) 1980
- Pope Paul VI’s Encyclical Letter, “Mystery of Faith” (“Mysterium Fidei”) 1965
- Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter, “On Keeping the Lord’s Day” (“Dies Domini”) 1998