The Eucharist Minister is responsible for bringing the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ to the people of God during Mass. This is one of the duties of ordained ministers (priests and deacons) in their service as "Ordinary Ministers of Holy Communion"; however, committed lay men and women may help priests and deacons in this duty as designated "Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion".
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion should have received the sacraments of Baptism, Communion and Confirmation, be at least 25 years old and desire to live the message of the Gospel in their lives. If married, it must be by the Catholic Church, and they should participate faithfully in every Sunday Mass.
Interested candidates should send a letter to the parish priest expressing their desire to serve in this ministry. Once accepted as a candidate, you must take a special course in the Archdiocese of Miami or in our Parish. After passing the course you will receive the diocesan license of "Extraordinary Eucharistic Minister".
Extraordinary Ministers of Our Lady of Guadalupe not only enable us to experience the fullness of the Eucharist at Mass; but also bring our Lord to the sick and homebound.